There isn’t much fruit grown around here, but because Gayle is still working in Cheviot, he has been able to bring us a lot of apples. One Sunday afternoon, the boys decided to make some of them into cider. They washed the apples and cut them in half, then put them through a garbage grinder (which has been thoroughly cleaned!).
They ground the apples into a clean pillowcase, then pressed the pulp between some boards, using a jack to apply pressure.
Then, they carefully poured the juice through a strainer and enjoyed it!
From approximately a bushel of apples, they got nearly four gallons of cider.