We are staying on an apple orchard in British Columbia and the apples are at their peak. All over this area of BC we are seeing orchards in full swing with crates, trucks and people picking apples.
Our view looks out over the mountains, the lake and the orchard. We were sitting out and relaxing the other night when Chris spotted a bear up on that hill in the distance! We got out our binoculars and took a closer look and sure enough, it was a bear!
And down the hill, one of the houses had a bunch of musicians jamming with family, friends and kids dancing and enjoying the music. We enjoyed the music, too. They played a lot of classic rock songs that we were enjoying singing along to. I wanted to write a note and drop it off at the house saying thank you for the fun Saturday night entertainment!
We were talking to the owners of the farm – Ken and Judy. Ken’s dad used to own the farm. Ken and Judy were living in big city Vancouver when Ken’s dad said he was going to sell the farm. At first, Ken wasn’t interested in moving to the country. But then he decided to move his business to Lake Country and take over the farm. Ken and Judy’s apple orchard used to have the traditional large apple trees and heavy branches. But they slowly replaced the orchard with the new modern system where the apple trees are much smaller. The trees grow along trellises and they produce a lot more apples. And yes, apples are still picked by hand!
Ken and Judy have a beautiful garden in front of their home and I enjoyed taking photos of the flowers:
My favorite afternoon snack: fresh apples picked right off the tree and almond butter or peanut butter: