Greenbluff Revisited

Our annual trek to the orchards near Spokane.

The Greenbluff area is alive this time of year with the harvest. The aroma of pumpkin doughnuts and apple cider waft through crowds of festive visitors. Corn mazes and flying pumpkins fill the air. The following are some pictures from this year’s event.

Happy October everyone.

It’s the Great High-Velocity Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

What the?

Autumn is celebrated in many ways, but none more unique than the giant pumpkin cannon at Knapp’s Farm in Greenbluff, WA. Backed with little more than straw packing and 32cfm from a compressor, the chosen pumpkin flies nearly 500 yards towards a would-be target. In  a decade of pumpkin launches, the bullseye has never been hit. They now refer to it as “the safest place on the farm.

Ammo.

 
Of course, there’s a lot more to Greenbluff’s October celebration than flying produce. We recently enjoyed a beautiful day of hay rides, animals, pumpkin doughnuts, wine and an amazing pesto lasagna. Knapp’s has always been our favorite, but the Trezzi’s authentic cuisine has their vineyard pulling a close second.
 
The following pictures are a collection of scenes from a memorable afternoon. I hope they bring at least a whiff of hay and tilled soil to your mind’s nostrils.
 
 
 

The cannon.

 

The target

 
 

Pesto central.

 

Best seat in the house.

 

My favorite.

More pumpkins

For more information on these farms or Greenbluff in general, visit these websites: www.knappsongreenbluff.com and www.trezzifarm.com  

I Went to the Animal Fair …

I CAN’T WAIT FOR SCRATCH-‘N-SNIFF WORDPRESS.   

  

Summer ends with the approaching equinox and all across America, people are enjoying cotton candy, prize-winning pigs and half-ton pumpkins.    

Smell the corn-on-the-cobb?

 It’s fair time.    

Our local version, the Spokane Interstate Fair, provides the backdrop for the following series of shots. I hope you savor the  images, perhaps even catching a wisp of sawdust and barbecue.     

So wipe the elephant ear sugar granules from your cheeks, and for the love of clean sneakers, watch your step.   

     

     

     

 

  

Yum.

Grandstanding weather.

      

      

      

My favorite.

No parking.

   

Mayhem.

Say cheese.