Despite the gloom, everyone had a blast making cider today. We had lot’s of kids and adults helping to process and press cider out of a diverse bounty of fresh apples. Nothing beats the taste of fresh homegrown cider, and making it is just as enjoyable. Kathy Klopp pressed some of her asian pears and my mom gave her some Mother so she can make vinegar out of the juice. Check out the Cider Making page (above) for more.

Everyone helped chop the apples in half so that they'd fit in the Hopper. The hopper chops them up and then you slide the press down and turn the crank.