What a great day I had yesterday. Two of my friends came over with their husbands, kids, and boxes of apples and pears to make cider.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I made lunch, and beforehand we had a picnic on the grass in the lovely bright september sunshine. The kids played together beautifully. The men talked easily with beers in their hands (including Homero! Yay!) and bonded over the mechanical aspects of pressing, while us girls chatted as we washed fruit and cast an occasional eye in the direction of the kids.
When we ran out of apples we raided the neighbor's tree. She owes me apples.
All in all we pressed some eight or nine gallons of a delicious cider, roughly 80% apple and 20% pear. I love cidering.