We live surrounded by over 800 acres
of apple orchards!
And all the apples that fall, are left to their own fate,
and are never used.
We have permission to gather some!
“When you reap the harvest of your land,
do not reap to the very edges of your field
or gather the gleanings of your harvest”
So when an opportunity came along to own an
antique press and grinder
we jumped on it!
She sat for years until she was used again in the 1950s for wine....
but then she sat again for many more years and waited!
She still had all her parts but she needed a cleaning.....
The warm sun and a gentle breeze dried her quickly
And then into the house for a good wipe down
with Murphy's oil soap.
Lotty is glad that it is Apple Season!
As are Milly and Caprie!
Do You Know JESUS?
The bucket comes apart for easy cleaning.
It seems to belong in the kitchen
Perhaps it should stay there....
Until it is time to use.
Sadie and Ashley agree.
Sadie will pull the wagon.
Pixie and Ashley Maggie May
will search for the fallen fruits!
Mildred and Owen Mousiekin
have their own trees!
(but they may be used for apple crisp and other goodies)
Owen has built a press and is eager to try it out!
This it a great time for family togetherness.
Check out a really cool
Antique "Largest~ Cider Press" video
“At the first shrill notes of the pipe,
I heard a sound as of scraping tripe,
And putting apples, wondrous ripe,
Into a cider-press's gripe”
(excerpt from The Pied Piper of Hamelin)
Stay tuned for Part 2!
Hope you enjoyed Love and Blessings,
Linnie and Family