The Summer of Pies and Adventures at Klickitat Lake near Harlan, Oregon

September 6, 2012 · 5 comments


This crust (latticed!) with fresh blueberries, peaches, lemon juice, lemon zest, turbinado sugar, a little flour
Barbecued on medium for about an hour and 15 minutes

Apple-Italian Prune

Also this crust with Gravenstein apples, Brooks Italian prunes, lemon juice, turbinado sugar, a little flour, a dusting of cinnamon
Barbecued on medium for about an hour

We took a family day on Monday and headed out to Harlan, Oregon. Henry had to shoe one horse for a woman who lives off-grid a million times farther out in the boonies than we do, so we decided to visit a few friends in the area and drive out for a quick splash in Klickitat Lake.

Klickitat Lake was formed by a major landslide over a hundred years ago, and now it’s just a wide shallow pool with a bunch of big stumps sticking out of the water. It was beautiful on this nice day. We have good intentions of coming back with a canoe someday. Without a boat, we just waded around the edge of the lake for a while, and then headed back to town, stopping on the way home to pick up some windfall apples (for pie and sauce) from friends.

September has really been kicking my butt. Canning, cutting boards, blogging for Gathering Together Farm, and general life maintenance has been keeping me more than busy, but it’s all good stuff, so I can’t complain. The pies help.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Baby Aunt Sue September 6, 2012 at 11:50 am

my lord! that child with her daddy just makes me smile all over


Henry September 7, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Oh Baby Aunt Sue, you know I come from a long line of “Pa’s”, theres no “Daddy’s” around here 🙂


Dianna September 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

You know, Brenda and I have a few kayaks in the barn and you and Henry are welcome to borrow them.


abby September 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

That last photo of Henry is Charlotte is the best!! And I just noticed Henry’s comment above. Love it 🙂
Camille your pies get me every time. Super beautiful, and I always feel like I can ALMOST taste them.


Sydney February 20, 2017 at 9:26 pm

How is the lake? Been to Harlan but never knew about the lake. Just happened to be looking at a map tonight!


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