Went out for a Sunday ride today with the hopes of capturing some of the fall foliage. It is not quite peak time yet, probably another week. I did stumble across this abandoned farm though.
Don't know much about this farm. From the sign I did see it states that this apple orchard operated by the town of Hollis, NH. According to the sign they allow hiking on this property with the disclaimer to not pick the apples since this is a working orchard.
As you can see it appears that it has been quite some time since this farm has been in operation. Even the apples have been left to fend for themselves. Most of the ones I did see were all rotted out.
Overall it was a good day. I did find a little of the color that I was hoping to capture. I might even use one of these for the calendar that I'm putting together.
Went to the Sholan Farms yesterday apple picking.
I was amazed at the amount of apples on the ground. This past week has been a very windy week which explains it. We even lost power one day last week due to a tree taking out a power line.
I love the straight lines seen at the orchard.
This weekend happens to be the scarecrow festival. Everyone is welcomed to bring in some clothes and build your own scarecrow. For those of you with a competitive nature, you can enter your scarecrow into a contest.
Plenty of hay to use for your scarecrow. Seems a lot easier than when I was a kid and you had to rake the leaves to gather fill material.
The festival is still going on today. They have music, face painting, hay rides, games and a petting zoo. We picked 1/2 bushel of apples and purchased some apple crisp mix while there.
I noticed these apples when we were heading out. Not sure what kind they are but at the moment they are sure colorful.
Out on route 70 just past the Leominster line you will find a fairly new Oak Ridge Farm. I was surprised to see that they were closed for the season. If I recall correctly, they were opened year round in the past.
This farm stand was opened up by the Harper Family. The Harper family has been well known in the city of Leominster. You will see their wagons in many plaza's during the summer months selling fresh produce. For those of you that are old enough you may remember that Ray Harper was the mayor of Leominster for one term in 1980 and 1981.
Cherry Hill Farm is a small family run dairy farm. A few years ago they build a ice cream stand as well that is open during the summer season. There is nothing quite like home made ice cream.
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