Yakima and the agricultural museum

Yakima is known for its top notch fruit orchards but other than gorging on cherries and apples there isn’t much to do where we were staying near downtown.  Whilst we were trying to find a spot for a some fresh air and a run around we happily chanced on the Central Washington Agricultural Museum.  A guy in a golf cart appeared as we got out of the car and explained where the registration book was and directed us to the entrance.  “There’s 17 acres of stuff that way” he said, “I hope you enjoy it”.

It was kind of like a graveyard for anything that has been on a farm in the Yakima Valley in the past 150 years.  Some bits were quite organised, others were more of an interesting pile up of stuff.

Papi said he’d used these types of cultivators on his Papi’s farm when he was a kid.  The sign said they were c 1900s so I was trying to do the math on how old that makes Papi.

Papi also explained how to cook up a guiso on this agar that was once used to make meals for all the workers at a sheep station.

Mum liked all the petrol pumps standing in a row. She also found the fruit and vege harvesters interesting. Some of them were experimental one of a kind contraptions.

Rafa spent a lot of time checking out the tractors with Papi.

And I wondered how I would managed to get milk out of the big jug on this wagon and into my cup.

The museum exhibits are outdoors which we really liked as it combined a leg stretch with something a bit different to look around.  It’s free to visit (donations welcome) and run by volunteers.

By Ana.

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2 Responses to “Yakima and the agricultural museum”

  1. Iggy Says:

    Wow, That looks like good fun. Better take Rafa back there when he is as old as you. Then Rafa will be able to show you how to drive all the tractors and things! Remember to stand clear!

  2. Abuela Says:

    Some of those old petrol pumps and the Aga does not look so ancient to me – and I promise you that your Abuela is definitely a post-1900 model.

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