Last Sunday Elaine and I went to the local cider making day in Hampden and took a lot of tiny apples that were too small for the machine and some pears that had been in the freezer since last season. It was fun. Our small lot of fruit was slipped in between huge collections. It was first chopped and then pressed. We came home with several litres of juice, some of which is in the fridge and some of which is set for cider.