Friday, October 7, 2011

Apple Farm

 Last week I went on Ella's school field trip to the apple farm.  I loved it.  It was one of the most beautiful days of the week.  It was the same day that I shot these pictures.  The day started out cloudy and crisp, perfect for a fall field trip.  The sun later came out and warmed us up.
 Ella said this was her favorite field trip so was mine too.
  Johnny Appleseed was our tour guide.  C'mon, it doesn't get much better than that.
 This packing building was so beautiful. 
 This part of the field trip was my favorite.
 We made apple cider.  Fresh apple really doesn't get better than that.
 This apple cider grinder press thingamajig was seriously so cool.  I wish I had one at home. I voluteered to crank this sucker and let me tell you, it was quite a workout.  Luckily one of the other parents stepped in so that I could get some pictures.  
This is how it works...the apples go in the top and are ground up with a couple of turns on the crank handle...
 the ground up apple falls into this mesh bag lined bin...
 then the bag is tied over the apples and the bin is moved under the press and cranked until all of the apple cider is squished out.
It tasted even better than it looks.
 Love all of the crates everywhere on the farm.
 I'm already planning our next trip as a family to the farm.  


  1. looks like seriously so much fun!


  2. Need to go to one of those! So pretty and fun!

  3. Looks like quite the fun time! I definitely want to go apple picking this fall.

  4. Love your blog Melissa. Found you on Barbara and Wendy's blogs. Miss seeing you around but now I can through your blog. The kids look like they're getting so big. Glad I found you!


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