Apples, apples, apples
I am so happy we are currently stationed in Connecticut (my home state!) because I love the fall in New England. Really what is better than changing leaves, cool weather and apple products?
Of course there are a ton of apple orchards around where we live but we are also lucky enough to have the oldest steam powered cider mill in the United States only ten minutes from our house! B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill started making super yummy apple cider in 1881 and still makes the best around.I decided to pack up the family, including the snotty child (first cold of the season, eww) and head over to the cider mill this morning and boy am I happy we did. Maddie was enthralled with the entire apple pressing process. She begged us to hang out in the old building and watch the machine press gallons of apple juice.The whole process is really awesome to watch and even better it smells amazing! I am sure we will be headed back to the cider mill soon to refill on cider and apple wine. Oh yes, apple wine!
With our fill of apple cider, apple doughnuts and a giant jar of apple butter it was time to head home! Do you have any great local spots by you that your family enjoys visiting regularly?