Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Time for Cider

Last week we picked apples for cider again, maybe 15 bushels or more.  We have lots of apple trees - surrounded by even more thorn trees and briars.  It makes for interesting picking.  It's also in our pasture.

Everyone likes to get involved, until a couple of hours into apple picking, then they're done until we head for the press.

A very sanitary process as you can see.

Hmm...I'm not sure many hands make light work.

In they go

Up the conveyor 

through the wash system

chopped up apples get layered 

Upon layers

Upon layers

Until the batch is ready to be pressed.

Just what every parent loves...eager helpers...everywhere.

We finally got jobs spread out.  
Emily set out jugs, one kid filled, one capped, I rinsed, 

one toted, 

and one filled up the back of the truck.  

Eighty-eight gallons.

Stop by for a drink. :-)


  1. WOW! Now that is a lot of cider! Would love to stop by for a drink. Unfortunately we are not just around the corner. Wish we were though!
    Love ya!

  2. It looks like fun and lots of work to me. I'd love to stop by. About a 5 hour drive, I think...