Monday, 3 October 2011
I took advantage of the weekends glorious weather and got stuck into the making of the first of this years cider. Quite a bit of time was spent setting up equipment and even more getting my little girls to stop trying to add in rotten windfall to the apple pile but come early afternoon the juice was flowing. England's poor (people) weather has resulted in a bumper crop of apples but shortage of time limits me to a measly 30 odd gallons but that should be enough to enable me to accidentally (of course) produce some apple brandy. My fellow worker monkey and I rewarded ourselves with a glass of ice cold apple juice(plenty consumed earlier straight from the tree)....more scrumpy!