So I took a much needed break from the farm and went east. On Thursday I went to the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap. Anyone who is ever in Washington State NEEDS to visit this museum. It is so cool! It is more than agricultural artifacts but all kinds of stuff that has been donated by them. Some of it has been fixed up and some not quite yet. Here is a small portion of what I saw that is from my interests.
Please, somebody, tell me what this is.
My great grand father was in business with this Sellers. I am not sure if it was before or after this apple crate label.
A few old tractors:
I love combines!
I could imagine this farmer giving up on this baler for the last times and walking away despite hay still being in it!
Pea viners are a childhood story in Skagit County
I love this homemade tractor!
Real horse hair!
A cool older apple sorter. Not sure how the apple scales quite worked.
I loved this alcohol measuring kit and its official stamps (I believe from Washington State inspectors)
For my husband, a surveyor:
And a cider maker:
We decorated graves in Yakima, and then headed back to our family’s cabin and relaxed. I knitted,
the beagles relaxed,
And Mo explored.
I also finished A Bright and Shining Lie, a great book about the Vietnam War. I learned a lot from it. My back and my mind are much better now.