I had a day off today because there were no reservations for Afternoon Tea, so my hubby and I decided to make our annual fall visit to the cider mill. For me, fall and cider mills go hand in hand. Today was brisk [50 degrees] with overcast skies in southeastern MI, but good cider mill weather.
Yates Cider Mill has been operating since 1876, and is a Michigan Historic Site. Michigan has over 100 cider mills and several of them are a short driving distance from where I live.
We saw the apples being pressed to make apple cider.
We bought a gallon of cider, and Jerry got an freshly baked apple hand pie. I enjoyed a cup of cider, while Jerry thought coffee would go better with his hand pie.
The grounds were beautifully decorated with fall arrangements and mums.
We walked to the building where they make fudge...
but they weren't making it while we were there.
Jerry took advantage of their special - buy two pieces and get the third free.
~ The Apple Tent ~
~ Pumpkin Tent ~
Then it was time to head back home.
Our youngest son, Jeremy, and his family visited an apple orchard last Sunday. It's an annual tradition with our daughter-in-law's family.
Have you done any fall activities? Our church [Orchard Ridge Church of the Nazarene] is hosting its annual Harvest Fest this coming Sunday on our property at 30 Mile and Mound Road in Washington Township. The flier below shows all the activities. It's open to all if you live in the area.