Learning about Local Crops

IMG_9833Being a farmer’s daughter, you can imagine how happy I was to see this sign, just out of Quincy as we’ve been driving to the far corners of our mission area this last week.  I asked President Lewis to pull over every time I spotted a different crop so I could take photos.  It was pretty exciting to put some labels on what we’ve been seeing as we drive.  Hope you enjoy this lesson on local crops and produce.  There are many other things grown here, but this gives you a nice sampling of what’s growing here now.IMG_9821 IMG_9822 IMG_9823 IMG_9824IMG_9825         IMG_9826 IMG_9827 IMG_9828

Lima beans and beans have obviously already been harvested and now field corn and sunflowers are grown in these fields.  The field corn is used for silage and mixed into feed for cattle.  There are quite a few large dairies here too.
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IMG_9834IMG_9836 IMG_9838 IMG_9839 IMG_9841 IMG_9842 Below are more harvested fields:
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Carrot seed is grown for your vegetable gardens.  Again, field corn is planted here now.IMG_9848 IMG_9849 IMG_9850 IMG_9853
The cherry harvest has just ended.  We got here just in time to sample the local cherries.

Of course there are dozens of varieties of apples growing now–mile after mile of apple orchards on hills, in valleys and in every spot the irrigation water reaches.  Right now hundreds of thousands of bins are stacked sky high and empty by the packing sheds.  It’s hard to image that soon they will be filled with apples that will be shipped all over the world.  We are living in such a beautiful and rich agricultural area!

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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