Thursday, October 12, 2017

Five More Make 45 Blocks on the Trail

Tweet Sanctuary is the name for this fun block at the Unger Place (10300 NW Gordon Road, Cornelius).  The site features cedar trees and lots of birds, so the red-winged blackbird feels at home here.  

AB Farms, home of Bill and Addy Hesse, 11920 SW River Road, Hillsboro, is the site of this stunning Lone Star Variation block.  They have a history with Texas and have family there, so a Lone Star seemed the perfect block for them.

Killin Wetlands is the site of this classic block, Doves in the Window.  Do you see the birds in the block?  Metro has refurbished this old dairy barn at 46280 NW Cedar Canyon Road, Banks. With work still to be done on the site, it will be a bird sanctuary and gathering place for people to observe and enjoy the wetland peat bog and birds.  Indeed, the day this was installed, we spotted an eagle high up in a tree!

Dave and Carole Rohrer see lots of geese in their area, so a choice of a "Chasing Geese" block seemed just the thing.  Dave also wanted to pay homage to the six Native American tribes who lived nearby.  This farm is located at 10229 SW Old Hwy 47, Gaston.  The barn, originally built in the 1930's, blew down and was rebuilt in 1976.  The farm grew nursery apples, hay, cattle and sheep.

The Davidson Farm, 16511 NW Davidson Road, is an example of a typical farm in the 1930's.  Strawberries were raised here then, and now it is a woodlot.  Allison Rogers, a graphic artist, designed this original block, Pileated Woodpeckers.  Look carefully and you'll see the woodpeckers within it.  The building across the street was refurbished by Scott Rogers; it is the old Banks Schoolhouse.  The property has been in Scott's family since the early 1900's when great-uncle Pete Davidson and brother Chet Davidson owned it, and moved the Banks Schoolhouse to the current site.