Monthly Archives: September 2013

Apple Buttering 2013

Usually we make apple butter in mid or late October, but between the early season this year giving us a good supply of apples to use and some work schedules that were not aligning well in October we moved it … Continue reading

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Through the Camera: Sweet Cider

Jars of sweet cider ready for fresh drinking or processing

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Random Food of the Day

A Claygate Pearmain apple

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Random Food of the Day

A Vandevere apple

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First cider pressing of 2013

I like my cider press, but it only took one use before I decided I needed to come up with a better way to grind the apples. Even with the gearing and flywheel it moved quickly from fun to good … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Pomme Gris apples. Several years ago I had an apple in Portugal labelled “Canada Gris” and decided I need it in the orchard. While I couldn’t find a tree of Canada Gris, I did find Pomme Gris, which had a … Continue reading

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Through the camera: bloom on apple

Visitors to the orchard have commented on the purplish, dull colored apples on the Duchess of Oldenburg and wondered what was wrong with them: The answer: nothing was wrong with them at all (aside from the creatures which took a … Continue reading

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