Around the Abbey

Making Apple Cider

This past Saturday we pulled out the apple press and pressed our apples for cider.  You take turns pressing as it takes a lot of physical strength.  There are several steps.  First washing and cutting up the apples.  Then cutting up the apples more with the cutting machine and finally pressing the apples in the press.  We ended up with about 10 gallons.  The cider is delicious!

Sr. Annie cutting up apples.
Srs. Harriet & Grace cutting apples.
Srs. Madeleine & Mary using the shredder machine.
Sr. Myra pressing apples.
Sr. Harriet pressing apples.