Quakers had lots of fun pressing two varieties of apples from the trees in the garden.
Using a scratter to mush the apples the crushed pulp was pressed in the wooden rotary press
and the juice squeezed out through muslin.
The taste it was agreed, was ‘like ambrosia’ – incredibly sweet.
The redness of the apple skin gave the juice a dark colour.
Around 8 litres were generated from a couple of boxes. There was enough for a a couple of plastic bottles to take home for families – all of which was drunk almost immediately.
A dress rehearsal for our tercentenary celebration next year.
What would we do different? Have it on a sunny day.