A Pressing Matter
Members of the Black Hand Cyder Society enjoyed a very successful pressing weekend. More than 5 tons of apples were pressed to produce 457 gallons of juice. The quantity was slightly down on previous years but, reflecting the summer weather, the sugar content was higher so an excellent “vintage” is expected.
As usual the workers at the mill and two presses (a second one was used for the first time) were suitably refreshed by quantities of last year’s output and some excellent comestibles.
Earlier, the annual foraging competion was won by the “Pete’s Pirates” team who just beat “Adrian’s Angels” with “Dave’s Demons” in third place.