life of a girl making efforts to live simple.
hmmm. . .yesterday we made apple cider. last night it snowed in town.we're on a different schedule.peacek
That sounds more than lovely. I was just talking with a friend the other day about those things I miss most from my former Northern East Coast life and visiting apple orchards in the fall was tops on the list. Tell me, what type of apples did you make cider with?
the day is set up in blocks for families to come in and press their own apples. the town has a variety of mostly heritage apples with a bent toward varieties for cooking. lots of bakers in the early days. i just helped out and hung around watching the kids kick the leaves.some families do a mix of crab apples and regular apples.every fall we collect the apples at about this time. the local bears==grizzly and black--love to wander the streets for one last apple feast before they go down for the winter. nothing like a griz dining outside your kitchen window to get you to pick up a few apples and move them out of town. it's part of the 'bear aware' program that mitigates and minimizes interaction between bears and people to protect the bears. the year before bear aware, the conservation officers shot 44 'problem' bears. last year they shot four. it works.
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