Oct/18/2013 08:29 AM
We had a busy, fun Columbus Day weekend, as Jen and Mark were at the Ashfield Fall Festival all weekend, and Steve was at the orchard with donuts and hard cider tastings. Now that we won’t be open on weekends until Cider Days, we have been focusing on finishing up - getting the last of the apples picked and packed into the cold storage, cleaning up the last of the drops in the orchard for pigs, and working on hard cider pressings. The first of the hard cider juice is fermenting away, and we even found some time to cook some apples! Our first apple crisp of the season and two canners full of applesauce - those Freedom apples make the most beautiful pink applesauce. Looking forward to some pies soon.