Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Good Year for the Apples

I took a drive last week out to Nancy, KY (which is within this county) to visit Haney's Apple Farm. They make fried apple pies that are mighty good. They also sell their many varieties of apples, plus some other food items, and some other miscellaneous items.

This sure is a good year for the apples. I took a drive through the orchard and took these photos. Every apple tree I have seen this year, at other places besides just the orchard I mean, have also been bending over from the weight of the apples. I got some delicious apples while I was there. They certainly lived up to their name too! "Delicious!"
(You can click on the pictures to make them a little bigger.)

On a lighter note, I noticed this tree in a yard, (or what remains of it), and I had to stop and take a photo. I think that tree is giving everyone the finger! Doesn't it look like that to you?


Blogger Peggy said...

I didn't realize apples were doing so well this year. guess I had better get out and buy some for apple butter. I agree about the finger. LOL

2:47 PM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

Our neighbors sold their apples this year and they charged $5.00 for as many as you could put in a Wal-Mart plastic sack. We got A LOT and the grandchildren said they were the best apples they ever tasted.

Their orchard is nice and does not have a naughty tree like the one in your picture.

3:55 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

I need to get some apples to make my Amish apple cake! I have been to Nancy, Ky. but it has been many years ago. That picture of the tree is hilarious.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Linda in Erie said...

I really laughed at the comment from Granny annie about the naughty tree. Your photos have smell-vision. I can smell the apples for sure. Fall is just around the corner.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Rachel, those apple look really good, I wish I had some of them. Shame on that tree!!!!!

We are as ready as we will ever be for Ike, it doesn't look good and I am afraid that we will get a lashing. I am soooooo glad that I cut down a big limb that was hanging over my house. I didn't want a big hole in my roof when the winds decide to kick up. We will be "sheltering in place" this time around..... Pray for us!

9:23 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...It sure does look like that Rachel...! Very Funny!
The apples look just fantastic! I eat an apple every morning....Right now it's Fuji Apples, and they are Yummy!
I was eating Red Delicious which I love, but the markets seem to carry these Apples that have been stored in sone strange bizarre way---making them last longer, BUT I find that they seem to be going to lack of crispness and then you don't know how old they really are! I'd love to be able to pick some off a tree and just eat them FRESH!

2:10 AM  
Blogger Live Well, Laugh Often & Love Much said...

That is such a funny shot of the tree. Guess he did not want you to take his photo...LOL

8:02 AM  
Blogger sonia a. mascaro said...

Love so much apple's trees! Beautiful photos, too.

Lol! Very funny, Rachel, It does look like the tree is giving the finger! Lol!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Those apple trees make me want to pick a few and make homemade apple pie (not that I've ever attempted this).

I love that last pic of the tree flipping the bird. Maybe it's just getting tired of all the photographs. ;)

2:19 PM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Rachel! I wish I was there with you. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. And who wouldn't love fried apple pie.

You are right. That tree does look like it is giving the finger. Lisa

4:48 PM  
Blogger TLP said...

Oh, my. Now I'm hungry for an apple pie!

The pictures are beautiful. And, yeah, sure, that tree is giving us all the finger!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Sammy said...

Oh my gosh, that last picture and your interpretation if it is hilarious!

Apples are abundant here and I'm loving them. Yesterday I ate two local apples in a row.

Fried apple pie sounds incredible!

9:39 AM  
Blogger bobbie said...

I love apples so much. Have no trouble at all eating one a day.

4:21 PM  
Blogger possum said...

Now you've made me hungry for apple pie! I miss our old Macintosh tree at our place up in the mountains. Oh, I can almost taste the apples!
Lucky you to have such a nice orchard near by. Most of the orchards (mostly peach) here have been cut down. Too much trouble. Too much maintainance.

6:05 AM  
Blogger cityfarmer said...

we're making applesauce this week

Thank you for checking in on my (new)updates about Don's recovery...I think he looks so handsome and healthy

Enjoy the change of seasons dear friend!

Love your man!!!

4:23 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Love the sign.
Those apple trees are loaded! I have apples but not like that! The geavensteins are ready now and I have been enjoying them. My Fuji's on't be ready until November but they will last in the refrigerator until April so I won't have to buy any.
I never heard of an obscene tree before. HAHAHa!

8:09 PM  
Anonymous Diane of Crafty Passions said...

That is a gorgeous orchard!
That tree does look like he is giving us the finger! LOL

8:45 AM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


Yummy-Wish I had some of those apples!!

12:28 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


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8:48 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

That is an obscene tree!!
Those trees really are heavily loaded with apples.
I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and really enjoyed eating those "delicious" apples.
Sorry I'm late getting by here.
Life has settled down again, so hopefully I can find more time for blogging.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Janell said...

Yes, it does look like it's flipping off the passers-by! How funny!
I've heard folks around here say their peach trees are loaded this year. The apple trees I've seen look no more full than usual.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel -- You wouldn't know the apple harvest is good by our prices so far this year. I paid $3.98 for a three and a half pound sack of gala apples. They were good though.
I like your church sign, I guess my face is priceless. I even have smile wrinkles.
Thanks for stopping by and checking on me. Things are looking up for us but not for a whole lot of South Texans.
I did do a car reading post, it is so so. :-)
I had high expectations for these two but things just didn't click today for them.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Oh yes, Mrs. Jim has a deep dish apple pie in the oven right now! She is using some gala apples that Karen had going to waste.

1:37 PM  

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