What’s a loganberry you ask? I did too. It’s just a blackberry crossed with a raspberry. Apparently, Whidbey Island houses the nation’s largest farm for said berries. Greenbank Farm is a 150-acre former dairy & loganberry farm in the middle of the island that is really a community center that houses open fields, cafes, wine & cheese shops, and even some wetlands and wildlife preserves. It is also the host of the annual Loganberry Festival!
There were a lot of booths with delicious foods from the local islands. I think Lopez Island Creamery is my sister’s favorite. Blackberry ice cream? Maybe she should try the Loganberry!
There were many families enjoying the beautiful weather and fun atmosphere. The kids enjoyed the rocks and playing king of the hill.
There was a woman carving stray pieces of wood and fallen trees into masterful works of art. Like this bear holding a salmon wearing an eagle. 🙂
Not sure what she was carving here. But it was fun to watch the sawdust fly.
A young girl who was about 10 years old was cruising around on her stilts like she owned the island. I would have been terrified!
These two cracked me up with their shared slice of pie.
The local 4H club (and I think another club for horses, city girl roots showing here) was there with some saddles, some horses, and some cows.
CJ was pretty impressed by riding the saddle. Thrilled? Sure.
He did, however, fall in love with the horses. He immediately reached out to pet them.
He was so fascinated by them and wanted to get as close as he could.
Each new horse we approached needed to be pet.
So much so, that he wanted to jump right out of Scott’s arms onto the horse!
So Scott rested him on the ground next to a little pony. He was careful to keep a tight grip as our little speed crawler is also an escape artist these days!
After we visited with the horses for a little bit, we decided to go check out the cows.
Carter has a fear of cows. Make the cow sound? The lip curls and the boy wails. It’s the saddest thing ever. And we have no idea why. But he was equally unimpressed with the live animal.
Scott did some hay bale jumping with CJ. Which he LOVED. He cracked up the entire way. The series is a lot of fun.
One of the most noticeable things about the island is the beautiful gardening. Every house has amazing gardens and landscaping. One of the houses had a series of old fence posts stuffed with sedums trailing down the sides. I took this picture while Scott was driving, but this was one in a series of 10 posts overflowing with hens and chicks.
That evening we really celebrated our anniversary with fresh Penn Cove mussels steamed in white wine and butter, grilled steak and a gorgeous view.
We sat on the patio until the sun went down and the chill crept back in. Then we headed in to read by the fire.
It was a perfectly relaxing anniversary weekend! I can’t wait to go back to Whidbey Island again!