On the road to Othello

We had a wonderful Stake Conference in Othello this weekend.  Here is a look at what’s going on around us here in beautiful central Washington.  First a bird’s view of Othello, showing the crop circles and agriculture:Othello google earthOthello Town arial2016-8-27 Othello crops (30)2016-8-27 Othello crops (31)2016-8-27 Othello Stake Conf (1)And here are some ground views of the area:

 

2016-8-27 Othello crops (1)Thank goodness for good water.  The crops are feeling full and heavy after this glorious summer.  Harvest is coming.2016-8-27 Othello crops (2)2016-8-27 Othello crops (4)

2016-8-27 Othello crops (10)2016-8-27 Othello crops (3)

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/japanese-pay-top-dollar-for-ellensburgs-timothy-hay/

Here’s an interesting article about the volumes of hay exported to Japan and Asia.  On any given day we semi trucks loaded with bales of hay going and coming.  It’s stored under tarps. Much of the hay is grown in the Othello area.2016-8-27 Othello crops (9)2016-8-27 Othello crops (11)2016-8-27 Othello crops (12)Alfalfa field:2016-8-27 Othello crops (13)2016-8-27 Othello crops (15)Potato field:2016-8-27 Othello crops (16)2016-8-27 Othello crops (17)Rogue corn plant in a potato field.2016-8-27 Othello crops (18)2016-8-27 Othello crops (19)Field corn:2016-8-27 Othello crops (20)2016-8-27 Othello crops (22)You can see the curvature of the crop circles:2016-8-27 Othello crops (23)2016-8-27 Othello crops (25)Yellow and red onion fields:2016-8-27 Othello crops (27)2016-8-27 Othello crops (28)2016-8-27 Othello crops (6)2016-8-27 Othello crops (8)2016-8-27 Othello crops (5)2016-8-27 Othello crops (29)

WA AgricultureWA Agriculture 12016-8-27 Hops Moxee (1)On the way back home we watched the hops near Moxee climb up the twine.  Read more about hops here:

https://yakimamission.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/learn-about-the-hop-industry-in-yakima-valley/

When we say “the field is white, already to harvest,” it takes on new meaning in this fertile agricultural area.  It’s nice to be here.

 

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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