dead leaves on the falling ground…

8 Nov

a couple weeks ago (say for my dad’s birthday, 17 oct) we all packed our bags and went on a trip out to oak glen, california. where is that you ask? it is a very long drive through wilderness and no-man’s land but once you get close to the apple farms and pumpkin patches you remember why you embarked on such a journey!

copyright summer browner 2010


the coolest grass roots family band from arizona played while we enjoyed our bar be que lunch. i heard they would be back for christmas!

the history:

Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays.

copyright summer browner 2010


Not only can you pick your own fruit BUT they reenact the Civil War, let you make your own old fashion apple cider, walk miles up to pick your own pumpkin, and let you sample everything on the farm! December will host Christmas Carolers and a Christmas in the Colonies! can’t you imagine all the sweet and unexpected surprises you can offer for Christmas? not only do you get to visit historic apple orchards and smell the real life of the farm but you get to give homemade goodness to friends and family!

copyright summer browner 2010


don’t forget to stop by riley’s neighbors the willowbridge apple farm! my dad had to have their apple butter then he was ready to go home! although not as large as riley’s but just all the more hospitable and yummy!


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