It's been the most unusual week.
First we went down to the Willamette River...and we forgot to bring my boat.
But no worries...
We found a big boat that could float our truck to the other side!
Bridges are boring.
I've done some snooping around the shops this week.
Need to revisit the 60's?....The Lounge Lizard on Hawthorne.
The best stop was the Willamette General Store. It has it all: Hardware, Plants, Wine, Cigars, Coffee and my favorite...OUTDOOR BARBECUE!
But, Paws down, the craziest news of the week....Our Banana Tree is Fruiting!
I know, you are thinking that it's like the time that I duct taped some bananas on my tree...but not this time!
(We had to look it up online, because we didn't know what the tree was doing...ha ha)
This is kind of a big deal, because we live in Oregon in a USDA zone 8. People here grow hardy banana trees for the big foliage, but they never have fruit unless they are planted permanently in a greenhouse and even that would be kind of a big deal for our climate.
When the freezing temperatures come, the banana dies down to the ground, but the roots remain and it pops back to life in the spring.
We always wrap our stems about 4' up so they don't freeze to the ground. Anywho, it seems to be really happy this year and is giving it's all. :D
We are getting out the recipes for banana smoothies!