Leaving with only a third of a truck turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The next day we fired up a donated cider press and pressed and pressed. Everyone's stomach and containers were filled with sweet fresh cider. The process went on for four hours, and we were frankly relieved to see the end of the apples. We took plenty home for drinking and freezing, then headed immediately to the shower.
Bruce, our neighborhood beekeeper, and his wife Erin took advantage of the gathering to sell honey. The hives are a safe twenty yards from our front door. Talk about local honey, and for just $3 a pound. Thank you Bruce and Erin!
Please enjoy these photos, but bear in mind that our community is not polygamous. We're the only polygamous family living here so far.