Category Archives: About Places in our Mission

A Trip to the Yakima Museum

We took a little outing this afternoon to the Yakima Museum to look for some fruit artwork for the Mission Office.  We heard they had a good collection of fruit box labels so we went to take a look.  Wow, … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween! The Thorp-Splawn Pioneer Cemetery near Ellensburg

I LOVE old pioneer cemeteries.  I noticed this little cemetery out in the middle of a field a few weeks ago as we headed east from Ellensburg.  This week as we drove by, we had to stop and take a … Continue reading

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Johnson Orchards — Fall Harvest!

On our way home this afternoon we stopped at our favorite Johnson Orchards to buy some apples to take with us to our Mission President’s Seminar this week.  Everyone deserves a fresh-picked Yakima apple!  This is my favorite time of … Continue reading

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A Field Trip to see Carrots Being Harvested in Royal!

  Meet Paul Bergeson, Carrot Farmer in Royal.  He is also the Othello Stake Patriarch. This month he is harvesting 500 acres of carrots!!  I’ve been hoping for a chance to see this process since we arrived 2 years ago.  … Continue reading

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A stop at Johnson’s Orchards for some fresh apples

On my way home I stopped at Johnson’s for some apples for the new missionaries.  The apple is the symbol of our mission.  The Fruit.  It has so many meanings here.  Yakima is the Apple Capital of the World.  And … Continue reading

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Heading north through beautiful central Washington

I’m sorry I had to snap these through the car window as we drove.  There is never time to stop and get out for a proper photo.  It was just too beautiful this evening not to at least capture Something. … Continue reading

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Potato Harvest in Royal, and some Corn

Late tonight I headed for the potato fields in Royal with Tyson Allred.  While Pres Lewis read the letters of the missionaries we’ll see tomorrow, I got to see TONS of potatoes being harvested.  This is a remarkable process.The trucks … Continue reading

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