Afterward, we decided to go and check out Luscher Farms, a test garden and farmhouse area in Lake Oswego, before heading to our usual Sunday afternoon spot, The Table, in West Linn. Luscher Farm works in conjunction with 47th Avenue Farm, whose goal is to create "Community Supported Agriculture in Portland and Lake Oswego."
While I didn't get to walk the whole grounds at Lusher Farms, I did, indeed, check out a little of the garden and then... I discovered the birdhouse area, complete with Mason bee hives on the side of the building.
|Found HERE, at The Honey Beat|
Now, the birdhouse is more than a house in this case... there is a main building, and some cotes and shelters. Coop wire is keeping it all contained, and there are some beautiful chickens, quail, and pigeons. The rooster was having a good ol' time cock-a-doodling while I was there!
|California Quail. Photo from weheartit.com|
|Representational. NOT the shoes that broke. :)|
So, I scored pretty well today, though every time I'm at The Table, it's different. I got to try some Vancouver BC-created Thomas Haas fruit and nut chocolates, for example... something that I wouldn't have just picked up in the store to try. Now, I likely will! Sooo good. I've gotten to try the Dark Chocolate Bark and Macha Tea Bark. I'm telling you, the Macha is superb!!
|From Thomas Haas Confections Line!|
UPDATE, July 9th--
So, my Kickstarter was the 1 in every 4 declined, so I'm starting over again. Stay tuned. Thanks!!
UPDATE 7/16/13-- COME OVER and check out my FUNDRAISER! Journey to a Thousand Voices...