Talking cider apples and tasting cider apples before the pressing begins!
Our little helper, creating the perfect combination of apples for pressing.
Participants built these beautiful cider presses on the first day of the workshop with Maria from Double Dog Timberwork.
Grinding cider apples with the Happy Valley grinder participants attached first thing in the morning to their presses…looks pretty good!
Workshop participants making sure all is centered before putting on the pressure, car-jack pressure that is!
Hard at work, grinding apples on the press they built together!
Double Dog Timberwork’s grinder prototype out performed Happy Valley Grinder by a gazillion miles, but does require a power source other than just strong arms.
Brave souls who wear no gloves!
And the juice is flowing!
Asking questions about cider making while the juice is flowing on their second pressing of the day.
Fruits of their labor, tastes delicious!
Eric Shatt, of Redbyrd, teaching participants how to check the pH level of their juice, in Double Dog Timberwork’s kitchen…coming in from the cold.
Checking out the orchard after all the carboys are tucked away safe and sound.