Da Semi-Boonies, Part Two

Pau leaving one of da comps, we wen head out…guess wea? To daboonies! Seems like no matta wea go, we get so much green, green, green!

We found another neat barn, too.

We took a photo from another angle.


We drove a about 25 feet past the barn, and saw this curious sign on Slaven Road.

We tried to figure out what it was referring to, but it wasn’t until we drove past the large stand of Douglas fir trees to its right that we understood. Oh my gosh!! The most enchanting house greeted us!

I immediately thought this house belongs in a forest somewhere; it reminded me of Hansel and Gretel. But I’m sure there’s no mean witch insai!

I was absolutely delighted by this house! I took a close-up of the balcony.

A close-up of the second floor:

I wish I could’ve seen inside it! We had to finish the appraisal, so we drove on. We just never know what we’ll see on rural appraisals, and this is one of the reasons I like to go.

On the way to the next comp, we saw a pasture of miniature horses, and I took photos of them for Kikue.

Ho da kewt, yeah?

Nearby was a whole herd of sunflowers!

Next year I am going to plant me a herd of them! I really do love them en masse.

We were in the same neighborhood as the House of Many Stones, and were glad when we could see it from the other direction.

Then back we were at the mini-horses again! Enjoy, Kikue!

We were on Slaven Way. Nearby was the “Oregon state weed”. LOL. Blackberries ripe for the picking! I was surprised none of the neighbors had picked them yet.

This is the area we were in for a couple of comps.

On Hazen Road, we saw this sad, old house. Years ago, it must have been shelter for a family, and now it stands alone and empty. If the walls could talk, what a history they would tell.

Back on Church Road, we saw this huge rooster in the blackberries!

We saw this tractor pulling a load of hay.

Next, we headed up Cater road into daboonies. We stopped to check a house number, and were greeted by one ferocious goose!

We drove higher and higher into the mountains.

We entered the still forest.

We could see all the way to the Coast Range.

We drove up the driveway of the next comp. When we turned around, this is what it looked like. I can’t imagine living here in the middle of an ice storm. Nothing would get down that driveway!

We headed back down again, and looked at the view through the trees.

We were surprised to see the trees were already beginning to turn. The vine maples along the roadside had quite a bit of color.

We saw a sad, old barn, left alone to dream in the sun.

Pau Part Two. Part Three we stop on Sauvie Island and then head home.

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2 Responses to Da Semi-Boonies, Part Two

  1. Kikue Mugen says:

    Oh I did enjoy! You know I always wanted to have a mini-horse. I saw a few that were so small, one could actually carry them around. They were up in South Carolina at this big mansion.

    I also love the expression on the goose’s face… if it is possible for them to have expressions, that is. LOL

  2. Jenny says:

    I have to tell you how much I loved these photos, Moki! My favorite are the old barns. They are so cool-looking. I’ve seen photos of old barns that have been renovated into modern homes and I would rather live in one of those than a high makamak house anytime.

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