Spending so much time in the Pacific Northwest and then making our way down into California has really opened my eyes to the path our food takes from field to table. Subconsciously, I hope that is something that we all acknowledge, but as we picked pears in the orchard outside our door at the wineryContinue reading “A Winery and a Rice Farm: Back-to-Back Harvest Hosts Stays, Oregon & California”
Typically, when we arrive at a Harvest Hosts, either Will or I will go into the storefront to complete the requested minimum $20 purchase to support our stay. But Bird had napped for most of the drive to Emerson Vineyards and the tasting room was huge and not very busy, so we decided to letContinue reading “Wine Tasting at Emerson Vineyards, Oregon”
When finding a Harvest Hosts location, we know we cannot go wrong when there are animals involved. And the Skamokawa Farm and Creamery had ALL the animals. As we pulled up to the address we were given, we had doubts that this was where we were supposed to go. It was not until we wereContinue reading “That Time at the Goat Farm When Bird Met Kittens, Skamokawa, Washington”
The most important lesson we have learned over the past year is to be flexible. We cannot anticipate everything (typically the weather), and so we just have to roll with it when our plans are upended. The night before we were set to leave Leavenworth, we did our typical night-before strategizing. Since we had reservationsContinue reading “Last Minute Change of Plans, Olympia, Washington”
In our previous half dozen stays through Harvest Hosts, we have had nothing but rave reviews, so we should have known something was bound to happen. As we continued our journey across southern Wyoming from Colorado to Idaho, we wanted to make the trip quickly, with only 1-night stays before arriving in Rexburg for aContinue reading “Our First Negative Harvest Hosts Experience, Alpine, Wyoming”
We had another incredible stay at a Harvest Hosts location, this time at Apple Hill Orchards in Ohio. While we could have made the drive between our 2 longer stays in Ohio in 1 day, it was really nice to break it up with an overnight stay at this delightful orchard (the wind was notContinue reading “Harvest Hosts Stay at Apple Hill Orchards, Ohio”
Have you ever been kept up at night by cows mooing outside your door? We have, and we loved it (however, had they woken Little Bird we may not feel the same!). On our most recent stay through Harvest Hosts, we visited Walnut Hollow Ranch in western North Carolina where they raise black angus cattleContinue reading “Sleeping with the Cows: A Review of Our Stay at Walnut Hollow Ranch, Harvest Hosts”
We boondocked at Golden Acres Ranch, a Harvest Hosts location, and got to love on baby goats!