We were able to pick about 3/4 of a bushel of apples from our trees today. A very small harvest this year, but we mixed it with a couple of varieties we picked from a local orchard last week and were able to press almost a gallon of cider tonight. Apple leather (like a fruit roll up) is drying in the dehydrator, Kevin and ~C made apple cake this afternoon, and now we have fresh pressed cider. I think we made the most of this rainy day while waiting for our 7th baby boy to arrive. Here are some photos and a short video of the cider making. We decided to bring the cider press into the kitchen as it was dark outside by the time we were ready to get going.
Today is this little baby’s due date, glad to have some fun distractions as we await his arrival. The boys are getting excited for winter, using the wood stove again, snow, etc. While their excitement can be overwhelming at times, it can also happily, to this very pregnant mama, be contagious…