Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Adventures to Bob's Red Mill for The Farm Girls

The Farm Girls were off to adventure to Bob's Red Mill in Portland, Oregon to explore and discover what they all had for us to take home and create with. We chose to have lunch there, which proved to be very filling, sticking to your ribs kind of filling, that is. Then we were off to The Pendleton Woolen Mill store to see what cool treasures we might find.
Katy, Erin, and Robin taking in all the products, what a great Candy store for healthy eating.
These Millstones were amazing, all I could think of was the history and all the grain it has ground.
It was fun to read the history of French Millstones. I think if you click on the photo you might be able to read it for yourself.
This view of the store is from the up stairs area, as I look this over, the feel of the store just reminds me of the OLD Nature's store that was off of the Macadam area in Portland, when I was going to college in 1969. I loved going to Natures back in the day. I guess you would call me a nature girl at heart.
Love this banner, "Flax" just a healthy grain for you.
Steel cut oats, boy am I hooked on this morning ritual. Yummy!!! We had a mid morning lunch at Bob's. We shared our journal pages and our treasures we had made. Then we were off to the Pendleton Woolen Mill.
Katy, myself, Robin, and Erin in front of the Pendleton Woolen Mill sign, a sweet worker there suggested that we do that, so here we are.
Katy has a plan here, she is getting scraps of wool strips for her mom-in-law, herself and niece so that they can each make their own rag rug. How fun is that?
Love these spools of colored thread, I find myself picking these up at garage sales and flea markets. I would guess I have weakness for textiles.


  1. Love Bob's Red Mill! I have never been to Pendelton Mills, Will have to check it out sometime!

  2. What a fun trip, Bob's is great for breakfast! Then all the eye candy at Pendelton, how can you leave empty handed? I took a class at Sewing Expo put on by Pendelton on makings rag rugs from strips. I love mind! Have a Merry Christmas with Hugs!

  3. Isn't Bob's great?? Love their food and the many fun gifty items. I need to get to Pendleton again, too!
    Looks like you guys had fun, as always.

  4. What a great outing . . . gosh I miss the Portland area! It's been YEARS since I've been to either place. But we DO get Bob's Red Mill products in Bellingham--hooray.

    Merry Christmas, Florence!

    ~ Debi

  5. Those steel cut oats I bet I could eat just plain. I love oats that much and those look wonderful. I love that you went to the Pendelton Mills. I did that when I was a kid. I would go just to get the bags of wool.
    I looks like a fun day, thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks like a fun day and the oats look yummy.
    Merry Christmas my friend!!

  7. Awe, I haven't been there since b/f they were there! When they were at the place on McLoughlin I believe! I tried to go one time since, ended up on a hwy & passed right by, darn! We'll have to try it again. You guts have ALL the fun! Merry Christmas! Love, karen

  8. Aww, just more reasons why I really really want to visit the west coast SOON. We eat a lot of "Bob's" and I too love textiles... Thanks for sharing. Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!


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