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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Good Bye Cherries * Hello Apples...almost

I took a ride out to the Avila Barn yesterday and the lady said that this would be one of the last cherry pies. The cherries are just about over for the season. I LOVE cherries and always hate to see them go...but cheer up because that means that the apple farms up See Canyon should be opening real soon.
Took a ride out to See Canyon and the first farm had a closed sign on it.But isn't it a cute sign?

See Canyon is an old country road that winds its way through the canyon...most all of the farms have apples.

My FAVORITE farm is the one that sits on the end of the road. It is called Gopher Glen Farm and they feature many different apples during the season. Gravenstein are always the first apples. I always like to buy the cider they press from the Gravenstein because it is real tart being the cider is pressed with these tart first of the season apples. I freeze it to have for Halloween night. I have to have cider and cinnamon sugar doughnuts from Dolly Doughnuts on Halloween. I read in the paper that Gopher Glen will be opening next weekend. Teddy and I can hardly wait.

See Canyon Road...late afternoon...July 16, 2010

A friend along the way. I wish I could take him home with me.


  1. What a treat it must be to live where you do. Winding country roads, apple farms, critters, peace and quiet. You are blessed.


  2. Glad you and "Teddy Sweet Face" are out gathering the last cherry goodies. And scoping out the upcoming apple harvest. Cinnamon Sugar doughnuts. Yummies!

    I had to take my roommate to the hospital with a diabetes episode. Scary. They are going to admit him. (P.S.: roommate is former husband of 30 years. Long story not to be published here.) :)

    His dog, a beagle, names Charley has severe separation anxiety and cannot be left. He tears blinds, chews furniture, etc., etc.. This is Charley's only flaw. He is otherwise a perfect little boy beagle.

    I'm trying to find a babysitter for him. No luck.

    I'm taking some time off blogging until things settle down.

    Sending love & hugs....magnolia

  3. Great post! I love Bing cherries alot, and that pie looks very tasty.
    Also love your photos of the different apple farms - very cute.
    I'm sure you and Teddy had a great afternoon together.

  4. little donkey , sweeter than pie.
    donkey in the pines

  5. The cherry bowl will get a rest for another year,
    hello apple pies! :-)

  6. We live in apple orchard country here in New York. Apple season is a big tourist attraction. I love apple cider and doughnuts, too! Do you take Teddy with you as you explore the countryside? We sometimes take our dogs but they take up a lot of space in the car!


  7. I too live in apple country here in Somerset which is well known for its cider. Love those farm signs and that donkey is too cute.

    Thanks for visiting my blog - hope you'll drop by often.


  8. I haven't had cherries this season. This retirement has really wreaked havoc with my splurges and life as I knew it. Things are going to get worse as Jerry and his sweetie, who graduated from Cal Poly in June, are apartment hunting. I'm trying to figure out what I will do. My van is beginning to look better and better!

  9. i can't wait to make apple pies and apple fritters! and maple donuts and homemade marshmallows! and it is my favorite time of year to cook too. shepherd's pies and peanut soup. and of course "baked brain" for halloween! you can tell i am ready. as i was floating in my pool today i was watching the leaves rustling overhead and they were doing the autumn shuffle. it is certain way the airflow changes. the temp doesn't matter. it is all about fall!

  10. Road trips are fun and going to the orchards are the best! Looks like fun.
    Tell Teddy Hi!

    Happy Saturday to you.


  11. I am so happy you are back posting, really. I missed your adventures! and your little teddy is the CUTEST thing ever!!!

  12. I love these country farm signs. My dh and I had a small apple farm years ago, with all the old fashioned apples. Your animal friend in the photo is cute, unusual spots, is it a donkey?

  13. I can't wait to visit the orchards ~ I love this time of year.

  14. Lovely post! I love cherries too--and a pie sounds divine! Although I absolutely adore summer and all the fresh fruit and produce, I am always ready for Autumn by October and love all the pumpkin and apple treats!

  15. Oh i would love living there! So beautiful and peaceful! Enjoy!
    Hugs, Lisa

  16. Such a lovely, evocative post!

  17. Love the pictures. Apples make me think of fall. It is still early yet especially for me. Won't see a touch of cool fall weather until at least October except that we are going to Virginia for my son's wedding in September. Enjoyed your post.

  18. I so enjoyed the cherries this year and hate to see the season over, but this time of year is filled with one good thing after another so apples it will be!

  19. What lovely scenery and apple season is coming soon! Cute donkey too!
    Happy Weekend,

  20. But Kary, did you purchase that delicious looking cherry pie? It is berry picking season here, off to gather blueberries and raspberries this week, time to make the jam!

  21. I love both cherry and apple pie. Should you make extra, invite me over, your place is so lovely to visit, and one of my favorite on the web.

  22. Oh, I love this post! It looks like such a GOOD day! I love the signs!
    Mmmmm pie, I wish I had some Dutch Cherry right now! LOL!
    Give Teddy some kisses from Louie!
    XOXO - Cindi

  23. I am making cherry pies this week at my moms place...can't wait. But oh how I LOVE Apple pie...one of my favs...and apricot! Yummmm. I guess I just love pie!
    Hugs for a happy week. xoxo

  24. Oooh, just LOVELY Kary! I am rootin' for Autumn's return just like you. Can hardly wait!! Can you believe it's almost that time of year again??

    Xo Dawn

  25. It's been a while since I've dropped in for a visit with you, and I've missed it! Glad to see you are doing well.

    If you love cherries, you must take a trip to Michigan during the spring. Traverse City is the cherry capital of Michigan and they have a huge festival every year. They make everything from pies to sausage with cherries.

    I live in a rural area that is surrounded by apple orchards. I love going to the orchards to pick apples and sample some cider and donuts, but I'm in no hurry for fall. I'm still enjoying summer!!

    Hugs to you and Teddy!!

  26. You'e so lucky to live where you do. I have some pear tress in my back yard, and I'm trying to start some apple trees in the kitchen.

    This was lovely blog. I hope my daughter decides to go to Culinary school. Cross your fingers, please.



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