Sunday, October 30, 2011

Cider Pressing Party

IMG_7229rI am finally sitting down to write this post after an eventful day to say the least.  More about today in a future post.  Some days I am sure we could bring some cash in as reality show.  Regardless, the house is finally QUIET & clean! Well, for the most part.  I have certain criteria that must be met before bed …dishes, counters, floors washed.  Notice folding laundry and clean kids rooms are not on this list. LOL 

IMG_7210rBack to my original story….last weekend we hosted our first annual cider pressing party.  The weather was beautiful and it was well attended by friends & family. 

Please excuse the shadowing of the pictures.  The sun was nice & warm but made picture taking a bit challenging.  Kind of entertaining to look back at these pictures from last Sunday because today we received about 6 inches of snow and the conditions were brisk & windy.  Kids will be wearing boots and snowsuits out trick or treating tomorrow night.  I do not ever remember seeing snow this early in the season.  IMG_7216rIMG_7228rFor the last couple years I have pressed apples at my friend’s house just across the river.  Here are posts from 2009 and 2010 if you have any desire to look back.  Last year my farmer friend attended so he could  check out her operation….this year he made me my very own cider press.

IMG_7234rIsn’t it a BEAUTY?

This is definitely one of the nicest things I have ever received. I will FOREVER cherish this gift!

Not only did he make this without plans, he sawed the lumber with his mill.

IMG_7235rMy farmer friend…one AMAZING man!IMG_7236rDolly & my nieceIMG_7253rBiker Stacy, Dolly & Country BoyIMG_7243rMaine Man’s baby begging for food.  It’s about the ONLY time you’ll see her sitting still when she is outside.  IMG_7259rMy SIL’s cool jug full over cider.  It’s perfect!IMG_7263rIMG_7265rIMG_7269rAunt JIMG_7270rQuite a crowdIMG_7287Friend of the family …but now I’d dare say she’s  becoming more and more like family.IMG_7290rCousins at play…..LOVE these shotsIMG_7294rIMG_7295rIMG_7305rIMG_7306rIMG_7307rIMG_7308rIMG_7309rIMG_7311rIMG_7312r

Mission Accomplished!



Jodi said...

The cool jug is a carboy used for wine and beer brewing. :-)
Looks like fun! I'll bet that's some tasty cider, too.

JeffJustJeff said...

What a wonderful gift. That's a nice press. It looks like you had an wonderful time!

Therese said...

Love the pictures of the cousins playing, especially! So much movement, and yet they came out beautifully!

doglady said...

The cider press is gorgeous. What a really sweet gift from your farmer friend.
I love the cousins playing. And to think, there were kids sitting inside playing video games. What a waste.

Anonymous said...

How fun! No snow here yet since it's a little too warm to snow though.


Dragonfly Hill said...

I love the pictures Kim, like I have said before, you are giving your children the BEST life ever !!

Anonymous said...

Looks like y'all had fun! We will be pressing cider this week, but I have to use our neighbors press, it sure would be nice to have a friend like yours to make one! That was very sweet!Hope you enjoy your cider, we are going to try our hand at making apple jack this year!

rocking R rustics said...

Do you have any pictures of your friends saw mill? I bet its not brand new.

Dragonfly Hill said...

Hi Kim
I need your phone number, I need to ask you some question asap about the radiologist in Waterville and the procedure my Dad might have. please let me know !

Gentle Gardener said...

Awesome pictures, especially of the cousins. They will never forget that weekend. Thanks!

Country Girl said...

It is not a new saw mill. I will take pictures sometime soon because the boys use it often.

GG, your welcome. So glad you were able to join us.

icebear said...

Beautiful cider press! What a blessing your neighbor is.