Grandpa and Grandma still had many bushels of apples that needed to be pressed into apple juice/cider. When the weather warmed to about 40 degrees on Friday after Christmas we helped wash, cut, and press apples into nine gallons of apple juice! We have not been able to participate in this activity since we moved to Grand Rapids, so we are grateful that Grandpa saved some apples for us to press. Our only regret was that we forgot to take a gallon home with us.
|We found out that Uncle Michael had never been part of this process before.|
|Cutting the apples and taking out the yucky parts|
|Russ sorted out the apples that could still go through the peeler for sauce and pies.|