This weekend. At the home of our good friends, who just announced they are expecting their 11th!!! Wa-HOO!!!!! I always love this party (all two years we've been to it!) I just love being around their family, and the rest of our church family. It's so much fun.
It was ESPECIALLY fun this year, because all Matt's HARD WORK building and refurbishing this old press into an apple press has paid off-and he got to initiate the thing this weekend!
You can probably tell the things he made. The bottom round (with the holes for the juice to pour out), the top round-with a support for the pressing, and the most difficult~the basket...made from slats of wood. Of course. My detailing is not very good. If you have checked HIS blog at all, you know more about it. The point is~it is finished. It was used. and It worked!!! :-)
Freshly squeezed apple cider!
It was a hit. Everyone wanted to help out and try it out. Now-we just need to get a few more bushels so Matt can make US a supply of cider...AND, HARD Cider.