Oregon

I was introduced to a very fine man called Matt Merdian through my daughter Vanessa. Matt had invested in a farm in Oregon in a small town called Selma- very close to the California border. He asked me if I would like to help with the design of his HVAC to grow Cannabis indoors and of course I jumped at it.Out of retirement for farm work? Well of course.

Well anyway my soon to be Son in Law Jeff and my daughter Vanessa rented a beautiful house in the little artsy town of Shakespearean culture called Ashland. What a great town this is. Especially if you join me in my favorite spot Smithfields Pub and Pies.

                         Smithfields Pub and Pies, Ashland, Or

                      Smithfields Pub and Pies, Ashland, Or

On the way to the farm which is 60 miles each way each day, I often see beautiful rainbows

Draper Valley Farm

  This was the farm I came here to work on. Still a vineyard,the view you see here the rows of Vines had been mowed down, ready for new buildings and roads to go in. A major project. All about growing high quality Cannabis.

This was the farm I came here to work on. Still a vineyard,the view you see here the rows of Vines had been mowed down, ready for new buildings and roads to go in. A major project. All about growing high quality Cannabis.

 This is what it looks like now!

This is what it looks like now!

  Another beautiful farm 5 miles from Draper Valley Farm is Otium Organics Farm owned and operated by Cross Massaro. Click on the link above.

Another beautiful farm 5 miles from Draper Valley Farm is Otium Organics Farm owned and operated by Cross Massaro. Click on the link above.

If you really wanna see beards there is nowhere on Earth like Oregon! Click the Pic.

Beers of Oregon

 

The trip here from Florida took 5 days. Click here for some pics.

The Eclipse in Oregon

 There is a Brewery in Hood River, Oregon that makes simply the best pilsner I have ever tasted. It's probably the finest refreshment I've ever had. Believe me that is saying something for an Englishman drinking for nigh on 52 years now. I drink this nectar at Smithfields Pub and Pies in Ashland Or. Neil, the owner, has a barrel on hand most of the time for yours truly. If pFriem is not on tap for whatever reason then it is substituted with some other devine local brewed nectar. No matter what it is, if it's from Oregon, it will be outstanding.

There is a Brewery in Hood River, Oregon that makes simply the best pilsner I have ever tasted. It's probably the finest refreshment I've ever had. Believe me that is saying something for an Englishman drinking for nigh on 52 years now. I drink this nectar at Smithfields Pub and Pies in Ashland Or. Neil, the owner, has a barrel on hand most of the time for yours truly. If pFriem is not on tap for whatever reason then it is substituted with some other devine local brewed nectar. No matter what it is, if it's from Oregon, it will be outstanding.

 We have come a long way with the internet but we haven't developed a way to taste off a website!! More's the pity! This is by a long stretch the finest Pilsner I have ever had. It's called pFriem. Small p and capital F and is brewed in Bend Oregon.

We have come a long way with the internet but we haven't developed a way to taste off a website!! More's the pity! This is by a long stretch the finest Pilsner I have ever had. It's called pFriem. Small p and capital F and is brewed in Bend Oregon.

Trucks around Oregon

             Not to be underestimated!

            Not to be underestimated!

 

Eclipse in Oregon 2017

Managed to see a partial eclipse before I left back for Orlando.

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Just getting ready to cross paths.

 Jeff preparing to look at our star "The Sun".

Jeff preparing to look at our star "The Sun".

Courtesy "The Guardian"

 Picture from NASA

Picture from NASA