This is a photo of the staggering amount of canning my mother-in-law does, every year. Most of what you see is cider pressed from their own apples through a 100 year old press. Making cider in the fall is one of my favorite family activities, especially when warm cinnamon rolls follow and we can sit around the fire pit and taste test.
Here you see 24 gallons of cider, in quart jars. My mother-in-law also cans tomatoes for sauce (20 quarts) and salsa, and makes the most delicious peach jam. No peaches this year due to a very late spring freeze and all those beautiful buds never formed. New Year’s morning we had peach french toast and warm cider to drink.
Good stuff indeed.