Monday, October 7, 2013

Apple cider

 Apple cider time! Some friends and I went to Ann and Lynn B's to get all our apples turned into cider today. It was a perfect day to do it. In the low 70's. Beautiful blue sky. Lots of apples and some good people. It took about 2 1/2 hours to do all our apples. We got about 15 gallons. I love this old cider press. Lynn put a motor on it after a few years of hand cranking it. It gets the job done fast now. These are apples from my trees. Yates and Granny Smith.

This is Lynn and Ann. Lynn called Ann earlier to bring him his rifle. He had seen a snake down the hill. That's why he's standing there with a rifle. He's really a good guy! And the snake got away, for all you snake lovers.

My cider, doing its thing in the fridge a few days before freezing it. It's so good. I love apple cider. Not bad for free apples! Anyone else making cider? I took some of the apple peels and cooked them down for juice to make jelly. I'll do that tomorrow.


Kristin said...

Oh that looks so good! I've been craving cider (and spiced donuts). It's not looking good for me getting to the mountains this fall and all the blooms froze off my apple this spring. Drink a big glass for me!

Kris said...

I certainly will! I sure wish you could have a glass too. I had no idea about chill hours for apple trees. You are so smart!

Abby said...

That's such a good picture of Ann and Lynn.

Kris said...

I know. I love it. I should print it for them. She's just adorable anyway and he's so handsome.