Category Archives: About Places in our Mission

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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Stopping by an Apple Orchard

We left the Wenatchee Stake Center at 5:00 and headed home.  In the first 30-40 minutes, we passed at least 10 huge semi trucks hauling bins filled with freshly-picked apples! The harvest is begun.  I grew up on a farm … Continue reading

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Interviews in The Dalles

As we cross the Columbia River and come into The Dalles. we pass these vats, which are part of a Maraschino Cherry producing place.  You can read more about this delicious industry in The Dalles here: Oregon sweet cherries make … Continue reading

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A bit of smokey scenery on a Sunday afternoon

Leaving Wenatchee this afternoon, we headed home to Yakima.It was daylight, and we had time, so we stopped at a lookout point along the Columbia River.  The smokey haze casts a filtered light everywhere that is really quite beautiful. We … Continue reading

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