The Renaissance Man has been talking about Maysara Winery for a while now. They’re known in wine country for their Demeter Certified Biodynamic Vineyard, and we just had to go check it out…wine tasting and land management practices, totally intriguing right? We visited over Memorial Day Weekend with a group including our neighbors and some friends from Portland!
Archives for May 2015
The Renaissance Man and I both love of the water! We’ve been talking for a while now about how we need to go down to the river more often … and then we went to Costco. All great decisions are made at Costco right?
This weekend is the second to last weekend to visit the Newberg High School Plant Sale! All through the month of May, the Horticulture Program at Newberg High School is selling plants on Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm. The Renaissance Man and I picked up some hanging baskets for our Mom’s on Mother’s Day, and I’ll be going back this weekend to get some vegetable starts for our garden, and a few hanging baskets of our own! So many beautiful colors!
Way back on April 25th…yes, I’ve got a backlog of photos…please forgive me! We pulled the honeybee packages out of our new hives. We received our honeybees on April 15th, and general practice is to let the packages rest in the hive for 7-9 days so that the honeybees can accept their Queen and start making honeycomb. Due to some inclement weather, we had to wait a little longer than we wanted to, which meant that honeybees started to build some “rouge comb.”
Saturday was a busy day in Dundee…we attended the “Taste Dundee Block Party” to kick-off Oregon Wine Month! Yay for the month of May! The celebration was a neighborhood type event held in the Chapter 24 parking lot right off of OR99W. The event featured wine from fifteen Dundee wineries along with small bites from six local restaurants. My kind of neighborhood block party!
May 1st was exciting!!!
We celebrated the Opening Ceremony of the Chehalem Cultural Center 2015 Focus Culture in downtown Newberg. The focus culture this year is The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, which is near and dear to my heart because The Renaissance Man is a tribal member.
The ceremony started with a drum song given by tribal members and was followed with a welcome speech given by Rob Dailey, the Director of the Chehalem Cultural Center. It’s so neat that the Chehalem Cultural Center decided to reach out to The Tribe and feature them as a focus culture. The story of the Willamette Valley and Newberg is also a story about tribal members. Bob Andrews, The Mayor of Newberg, was also part of the ceremony and he gifted The Tribe a “Key to The City.” The Renaissance Man then gave a short speech about the importance of this collaboration and the healing it helps to facilitate within the community.