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« on: October 20, 2008 06:02:58 PM »

Some long-time and dear friends of mine are storing a 100-year-old cider press on their farm for a friend.  Every year they have several afternoons of cider pressing, doughnut making/eating and general enjoyment of the lovely fall days (and the crummy fall days).

Some fruit juice of our labors


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My friend Bigfoot who travels with me near and far is on the bottom left.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008 06:17:56 PM »

oooooooooooooooooo I love cider!  I can taste it now.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008 06:45:58 PM »

oh man, i wish it was my friends storing a hundred year old cider press!

now we need a closer look at bigfoot Wink.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008 08:01:21 PM »

oooooooooooooooooo I love cider!  I can taste it now.

It's so much better than most of the store bought!  And yes, I'm going to try to let a little of it get fizzy and "adult".

oh man, i wish it was my friends storing a hundred year old cider press!

now we need a closer look at bigfoot Wink.

Yeah, I got lucky with them for all kinds of reasons!  The thing with Bigfoot is that he's hard to really capture on film as he's all mysterious and mythological and shtuff.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008 08:30:07 PM »

I'm jealous, fall is my favorite time of year. I'm gonna have to go to the organic store tomorrow and spend way too much money on a teeny jar of cider.  I'll blame it on you.  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008 10:28:02 PM »

I'm jealous, fall is my favorite time of year. I'm gonna have to go to the organic store tomorrow and spend way too much money on a teeny jar of cider.  I'll blame it on you.  Grin

me too!!!
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008 04:30:58 AM »

I'm jealous, fall is my favorite time of year. I'm gonna have to go to the organic store tomorrow and spend way too much money on a teeny jar of cider.  I'll blame it on you.  Grin

me too!!!

Ditto...But I can't even have an over-priced jar 'cause I live in the UK. Sniff. Sniff.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008 07:30:02 AM »

Oh, YUM.  What a terrific way to spend an autumn afternoon with friends.  I've not seen a press like that in a long time - thanks, it brings back happy memories!
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008 07:41:03 AM »

oh, i live very close to an orchard where we pick apples and can buy cider BUT they pasturize it, grr! i wonder if i can make a deal with them for some 'real' cider sometime. i'm gonna ask.
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2008 11:03:33 AM »

I'm jealous, fall is my favorite time of year. I'm gonna have to go to the organic store tomorrow and spend way too much money on a teeny jar of cider.  I'll blame it on you.  Grin

If someone tries to sell cider made the way we did they'd have to charge like $50/gallon to pay people minimum wage.  It is a long stretch of hard work, but good fun on a couple of autumn afternoons!

Ditto...But I can't even have an over-priced jar 'cause I live in the UK. Sniff. Sniff.

You guys have the good hard cider though!

Oh, YUM.  What a terrific way to spend an autumn afternoon with friends.  I've not seen a press like that in a long time - thanks, it brings back happy memories!

It is a really fun time and one of those odd occasions where it's very multi-generational and still very fun and satisfying.

oh, i live very close to an orchard where we pick apples and can buy cider BUT they pasturize it, grr! i wonder if i can make a deal with them for some 'real' cider sometime. i'm gonna ask.

Doesn't hurt to ask, that's for sure.  I know that there are places one can rent an apple press, not usually as big as the one in the picture, but still.  It would be a fun party if you could get enough people to create a big enough volume of cider to make it worth the trouble.
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