Cider-Makin’ Family Gatherin’
This year for some reason, it was the under-15 group of gathered family and friends that took over the apple-chopping at our friend Joe’s annual event.
Maybe it was the lure of benignly-aggressive work-play with a forbidden sharp instrument that enticed them; or the spritz and smell of crisp chopped apples on a too-warm October day. Maybe it was just to feel a part of the good work of making something as genuine in their lives as fruit juice right before their eyes that they willingly participated with such enthusiasm and joy. How many kids get to experience a day like that, after all?