Today I looked across the pear orchard near our Lavender farm, and watched the harvesters picking their An’jou, and Bosc pears. We picked Bartlett pears the previous week, from a few pear trees growing on one of our wholesale lavender farms. These pears are also for sale, to our customers that visit our Lav-farm. Or, I give them away to customers, when they become fully ripe and need to be eaten 🙂
I gave two pears to a couple out visiting our farm, who are from the mid-west. They said they would eat it, as they stroll around our lavender field on this gorgeous morning. As they walked to the back of our garden where the English Lavender is in bloom, I sat on the patio and watched them enjoying the peaceful moment, while I ate a cluster of ripe red grapes from our arbor at the front of the wild flowers. The mountain was stunning, and the air felt crisp, bringing with it the hint of fall. I inhaled, and enjoyed a few relaxing moments for myself. Fall is harvest time around the Hood River Valley, and it’s my favorite time of the year. A time to enjoy the bounty of fruits, and flowers, from our beautiful farm valley.