Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time for some mulled apple cider

It's been a great year for fruit. My peach tree almost fell over from the weight. Thankfully a friend picked the fruit and repaid me with a nice selection of jam and salsa (NOTE: peach salsa is great on Salmon).

The apple harvest has been amazing, everyone has bushels of apples. What  can be done with all of those?

Cider presses were a big hit at the harvest fairs in Temple, New Ipswich and Peterborough. The press shown in these photos was featured at the New Ipswich Harvest Fair.

No shortage of apples

Vintage cider press

Everybody helps

Turning the crank on this device is a lot harder than it looks

The finished product

Plenty of compost material (or goat food)