October 27, 2014
This Sunday the clocks went back and I returned to the Mill House Cider Museum in Owermoigne.
I first visited the museum in August and was so impressed with what they are doing there that I left them some copies of the Peatmore Press book, Cogrill’s Mill, to sell. This time I was treated to awesome demonstration of traditional cider making. The cider makers were very knowledgeable and highly proficient at their craft and the on looking crowd extremely enthusiastic. It was a great day out and some images of what I saw are presented below.
Preparing the Apples
Mashing the Apples
Loading the Press
Pressing the Mashed Apples
Collecting the Cider
In addition to cider making we were treated to a demonstration of iron tool making on a portable forge.
When the day was over I purchased some Schnapple, a local Liqueur specialty made from apple juice, as it seemed an ideal treat for Christmas.
Further details about the Millhouse Cider Museum van be obtained from their website at http://www.millhousecider.com.
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October 17, 2014
Now in England we are entering the shortest days of the year. It is a time for Dark Stories. At the end of this month, 31st October, it is Halloween which has become an annual celebration of spooky events. There is no better time to begin reading or telling tales of the extraordinary or supernatural. To start this off Peatmore Press presents, “But if,” a story of disbelief from its new short story collection, “New Beginnings“. It is available to read free of charge at http://peatmore.com or by clicking on the link in the side panel.
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