My Annual Daytrip to Gordon Skagit Farm

October 9, 2014

Autumn displays at Gordon Skagit Farm

Autumn displays at Gordon Skagit Farm

It has now become something of an annual tradition, this daytrip to Mount Vernon’s Gordon Skagit Farm.  (You can see my posts from previous visits here and here and here  and here.)  It has become my favorite way to celebrate autumn.  Each year Eddie Gordon displays his new work — large paintings showcased outdoors on the farm.  This year’s paintings included several magnificent mountain landscapes.  One barn features haunting scenes on darkened stage sets.  Bins of pumpkins and squashes and gourds are filled to overflowing.  I didn’t even visit the corn maze or U-pick apple orchard this year.  I love this place!

As usual, I took far too many photos to show in one blog post, so I will string them out.  Tomorrow’s post will be an online gallery of Eddie Gordon’s paintings.  And Saturday’s post will feature the paintings and sketches some of my women friends made on site, inspired by Eddie’s artistic offerings.  So stay tuned.

Entrance sign to the Gordon Skagit Farm

Entrance sign to the Gordon Skagit Farm

It was a foggy morning in the Skagit Valley.

It was a foggy morning in the Skagit Valley

Bin of turban squashes

Bin of turban squashes

Woodland gown made from natural materials

Woodland gown made from natural materials

More high fashion near the barn

More high fashion near the barn

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Vintage International Harvester truck, decorated with pumpkins

Vintage International Harvester truck, decorated with pumpkins

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Bottle gourds

Bottle gourds

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Staged in the haunted barn

Staged in the haunted barn

Spooky scene

Spooky scene

Indian corn

Indian corn

Thanks for this recipe!

Thanks for this recipe!

Kids visiting the farm

Kids visiting the farm

 

 

 

7 Responses to “My Annual Daytrip to Gordon Skagit Farm”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    My favorite is the Indian corn photo. Have you ever been to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota? Oh, what a wonderful place. Here’s just one older photo that shows some of the designs made with corn.

  2. Elisa Says:

    I always love this place!


  3. Looks like a wonderful place. Makes me wish I still lived in the area. 🙂


  4. […] chili recipe that was posted on the Gordon Farm Blackboard (see earlier post about that destination here.)  I also used a tablespoon of Mrs. Wages dry salsa mix instead of chili powder, which I did not […]

  5. Nicky S. Says:

    Hi Rosemary,

    I’d like to contact you about using some of your photos of the pumpkins and International Harvester truck. If you could contact me via the email provided, I’d appreciate it. Thanks for your time!


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