Thursday 31 July 2003


Near Hillsboro Oregon  © Copyright 1992-1993 Philip Vassar

The barley has been harvested soon to appear in a beer near you (if you live in Portland). The blue berries are finishing up more birds than humans collecting. We are picking tomatos, peppers, radishes, lettuce in a variety. Corn is coming on and some of the potatos need to be turned up. Onions have been picked all summer long. The Concord grapes are showing great promise.

We finally broke the "heat wave" so there are clouds in the sky. !0 acres to maintain a group effort to be sure.

Home is where the heart is. I am not an "owner" the land is owned by a family with roots back to the pioneer age. I am at my best a caretaker a helper.
I can bike into downtown Hillsboro in 20 minutes as long as I am not in a hurry (just timed it today).

The universe has conspired to place me here, now. I feel pretty damned lucky.

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