My wife was excited that Apple picking in our area started last weekend. We were Abe to squeeze it in between a brief vacation, a bomb threat. leaving us stranded on a ferry in the middle of the Long Island sound, a cousins funeral and my dad being admitted to the hospital ( he is now out and doing well). The apples had to sit for almost a week, but luckily they held up. We dragged the cider press out of hibernation, cleaned. it off, and made few gallons of cider. With the remains of the pressed apple pieces, I will make apple cider vinegar.