October – Apple Cider

It’s apple harvest time here on the farm.  The problem is, we got one – yes one – apple.  I’ve nurtured that apple all summer.  I put it in a sandwich bag while it hung on the tree to protect it from birds, bugs or bacterial rot.  We’ve watched it grow and then… we picked it!

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Our apple trees – with one tiny sandwich bag hanging there to protect our ONE apple.
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It grew into a respectable sized apple, considering there was only ONE.
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When we picked it, it seemed worthy of putting it on a silver pedestal, given the fact that we only got ONE apple.
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So off we went to Kauffman’s Apple Farm.  I can’t let apple season pass us by and one apple just wasn’t going to be enough.  A bushel of apples later – we were busy coring, grinding and just generally making a big happy mess!
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We pushed a bushel of apples through the food grinder.
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Scooped them into the apple press.
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And enlisted Arianna to help us squeeze the juice out of the apples.
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We watched fresh apple cider flow into our big jug with a spout on the front.  Nothing like having fresh cider on tap!
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And all the left-over peels and pressed apple junk?  We’re making apple cider vinegar, of course.

4 thoughts on “October – Apple Cider

  1. Will the Apple cider vinegar be with the “mother”?

    I still don’t know where you get all the time! You go girl! And you too Chris, LOL !

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