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Apple pressing time again

This weekend I spent a morning collecting apples with my son, to press for apple juice. Last year we finished with sixteen gallons of juice, but I’m hoping for a little more this year. Hopefully we can get them pressed … Continue reading

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When life gives you lemons, make lemonade

But when it gives you apples, make cider… And to that ends I’ve just taken delivery of a new apple “scratter” for pulping apples before pressing them to extract the juice.  I used to use a manual crusher, but it’s … Continue reading

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Dehydrated to the core

It’s been a busy weekend fruit-wise. Yesterday the children and I collected some of our ripe dessert apples and cored, peeled and sliced them. It took about forty apples to fill our dehydrator which I left on overnight. The result … Continue reading

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Fruits of my labour

A few days ago the children and I picked a decent basketful of crab apples from one of our trees. I reckon there must have been perhaps 3kg or so. A real pleasure as the last couple of years have … Continue reading

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