With the tail end of Hurricane Bertha forecast to hit us this morning, I decided to wake up early, set up camp in the garden and press the apples picked yesterday.
Mark helped me set up the little
gazebo, the cutting and cleaning table and the press so that we could
turn the harvest into delicious juice.
This is the
first time I used the press since we moved here and although compact,
it probably worked even better than in the past. wheelie bin nearby for
the apple waste (great timing as the bins will be picked up on Tuesday)
the hose on hand for cleaning up the press and table afterward, and
within minutes of pressing it was bottled and pasturised. Well some of
it, as I felt the mix of Kate's cooking apples and the windfalls of
Clara's eaters was not as balanced a taste as I wanted it to be. I have
frozen most until I find a sweet apple tree, then I will mix and bottle
for storing this winter.
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