Taking the school bus to the top of the hill to visit the vendors there, we spotted a demonstration at the Harvest Hill Farm showing how apple cider was made "by hand" the old way, so we stopped to check it out. Thought you might be interested too.
|These young spectators were allowed to assist by putting apples into the grinding chute.|
|The power to grind the apples is supplied by this old one cylinder engine. The engine is set to fire very slowly with the double flywheels supplying the continuing power until the cylinder fires again.|
|Closeup of the apples being ground up before the juice is pressed from them.|
|Some young spectators try their hand at the press.|
|The apple juice is really flowing here. This was not the kids at the press but the owner.|
|The finished product ends up in this small barrel to be served to waiting customers. It doesn't get any fresher than this!|
|Fresh apples for sale. We brought home a bag of sweet, juicy Macouns.|