Yesterday was Apple Day, the annual celebration of orchards and apples that has been happening over the past couple of decades at this time of year around late October to coincide with autumnal harvests. Last month we visited Professor Plum’s parents’ home in Cornwall where they have an orchard of their own and helped (well, mostly helped and occasionally got in the way) in making huge quantities of apple juice. So, in honour of Apple Day, here’s some pictures of Professor Plum’s apple juice making.
Picking apples from the orchard
Gathering the apples up.
Sorting good apples from bad.
Cutting the bruises from the bad apples.
Crushing the apples into an apple-y sawdust with an electric apple mill.
Putting the crushed apples into the juice press.
Bottling the juice.
Drinking the finished juice.