Thursday, August 31, 2023

Owl Canyon and the Farmstand at Grant Farm

The other day we headed out to investigate Owl Canyon (him) and the Farmstand at Grant Farm (me). It was a pretty day and the rock formations we call the Two Brothers looked very crisp.

The Two Brothers we call it.

The dirt roads are a blessing and a curse; the blessing, they keep traffic down some and look prettier than asphalt in a photo, the curse, they get dust all over everything including the inside of the car. This day the road crews had just water-sprayed the road and it was great. 

Unfortunately, Owl Canyon was a bit of a bust for our purposes. All the nearby drives/roads leading into the area were sternly labeled Private etc. so we parked in a pull-out off 287 and the Boss went off from there. He reported back that it seemed more like an arroyo with not much shade and not what he was looking for at all. Oh well. 

From there we headed just a few miles away to Grant Farm. Lots of lovely flowers (even though it is nearing the end of the season). 

Lots of locally grown fruits and vegetables to be seen. Jarred pickles, jams and the like were on shelving under the awning enclosure.

Navels, Palisade Peaches and more

Tables full of all kinds of melons, potatoes, peppers, raw milk for sale and it all made for a very nice browse. I got some super sweet Palisade Peaches and some beautiful green beans and peppers. From there we moseyed north up 287 and into Wyoming for our picnic lunch. I love those wide expanse views - take a deep breath and let it out slowly - so zen to my way of thinking.

Pretty soon it was time to turn around and head back to our cozy neck of the woods to lazy-away the rest of the day.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great day.


  1. Grant Farm looks incredible! Bummer the hike was a bust but at least he knows what it looks like now.

    1. Exactly, Dadd Gulch is shady and nice for those super sunny days. The farmstand was great. I only wish I'd known about it earlier in the season and could've bought some of their hanging baskets.