Monday, October 20, 2008

Cider time

There are still quite a large amount of apples around here and this fall weather has made it perfect for making cider!! The kids all had the best time and boy did they work hard. They were picking apples, washing them, feeding them into the press, pressing them, and pouring the cider over the cheesecloth to strain it into jugs. I think they all learned a lot. There was the tractor rides, climbing trees....well all of it really was just a blast!

Mmmm, yummy stuff!


Renata said...

That looks like so much fun! Hope everyone's recovered now.
I have a question - is apple cider apple juice?
I've always wondered.

The Happy Housewife said...

wow, that is a lot of apples! We hope to go apple picking next week. I hope we have as much fun as you did!

EEEEMommy said...

Wow! What fun! We went to the apple orchard yesterday and picked a bushel of apples, but I don't have any idea how to make cider!

Emily said...

I wish our fam could have been there. You do cool pioneer/homestead type projects. You're WAY more fun than you give yourself credit for. AND you blog good...which you also don't give yourself credit for.

Kimmie said...

Can I come over...I love apples and cider (and I have 6 kids who would love to join me too!)

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

mylittleducks5 said...

Wow! That is a whole lot of cider! Also apple picking is the perfect for snacking too. Cute pics

carrie said...

that looks like fun! I love cider and I have tons of frozen apples from earlier this year. Every once in awhile I take some out for pie, but that's it.