Today was a true wake up call to the wonder of Oregon! Yesterday morning I noticed a deer in our front yard, called to the Princess and we quietly crept outside to find that there were THREE deer in our front yard. We followed them around back and watched as they made their way up the steep hill behind our garden. They stayed under a small tree for awhile and I noticed they were having a delicious breakfast off that tree. Hmmmm.
Today we made our way up behind the garden and discovered an APRICOT TREE! In the heat of the day we picked, and picked and picked until we had two heavy bags full (was it over 90 degrees? We didn't notice). I realize that for the life-long Oregonion finding a fruit tree is about as exciting as finding a stray potato for the northern Minnesota. We were ecstatic, I even got the pretty, pretty princess to climb pretty high (leave no ripe fruit behind!)