August 28-September 1, 2017
The next day we drove out to Hillsboro (west of Portland) to meet our friend Katerina and her family. Katerina’s husband, Adam, works at an organic farm, and on our way to the farm we encountered yet another hurdle with the trailer, this time involving a low bridge. The bridge was 10 ft and we really debated about whether we would fit, again we caused some traffic but everyone was nice and helpful….mostly everyone! Eventually we decided not to risk it and we would back up into a drive and turn around. As David started backing up and I was again practicing my air traffic control moves, a guy came running out of the house yelling, “no you can’t back up into this driveway”, at first look I thought he had a gun in his hands and my heart was racing, but it was a power washer handle! He was a little crazy and hill billy like, and said his landlord gets really mad when people use the driveway to back into and turn around. Well great because we didn’t have many options here! Thank goodness for the non crazy people, a construction worker came over and said he was confident we would fit and he would watch us as we drove. This guy climbed up on the beams of the bridge, watched and talked to David as he drove and we made it, it was close but phew, all’s well that ends well. To the farm we go! Adam gave us a tour around, talked to us about what he does and educated us a little on some techniques to the growth process. The farm is in a really amazing location with beautiful views and the freshest of produce, what an amazing place to work everyday. We even got a goodie bag to take home with us - thank you Adam. Katerina is a holistic health practitioner, you should absolutely check out her website and online business here! Next stop Oregon Coast and back to the beach - yay!