Video is after information about the parts below~*~
I have mentioned our homemade cider press that was put together with the help & support of my friend Chris from the 1 acre homestead. We brainstormed together on how to make it work for the homesteader, just as well as those big expensive models. We wanted the project to be possible for those with little skill in carpentry & on a low budget. Under $120 and that goal was met. So a big Thanks goes to him for all the hard work he put into this.
The shop press we used is a 12 ton shop press from harborfreight.com , which can purchased in your local store. Watch for those coupons and sales- better yet, sign up for the mailings & e-news coupons for their great savings in addition to their low prices. We bought the press w/ coupon for $89 which normal price would have it at $139. Cutting boards can be bought from any kitchen department store for under $10 each. Buy the good thick food grade plastic like the ones in my videos. They are very durable for the press & have proven to be perfect for cutting down to size plus withstanding the screw holes we pre drilled for assembly.
The food grade silicone was purchased from the paint dept. in the local hardware store. Its application is used for repairing items such as tea cups and plates. Price was under $6.
My mesh bag used for pressing was purchased from http://www.abruzzos.com/ , my local wine brew & cheese making shop in town. Love those guys. Patient, informative & friendly. The best place with great prices. I highly recommend them if you do not have a favorite shop by you. (They are not listed as supporters but their service and guarantee of products are enough to make this chick's list.)
As always, I must apologize for a few spots which did not come out as I desired in editing. You know by now, my computer is not made for making videos which has proven to be a frustration point for me. Please do forgive me for the lack of a better computer to use in the editing of our videos. I have spent numerous hours on just a few spots trying to re edit and split at the right second. once it is published, it plays different then what I have redone in the program. After hours of frustration, I have decided to publish the video as is.
Gotta love the few choices youtube gives for main picture used in embedding a video. I look rather frightening in this one. :)
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Coming soon! Up next we will delve into some Fresh from the Farm gift giving ideas and how to's. The holidays are fast approaching and harvest time is upon us. Now is the time to think ahead for inexpensive, thoughtful & handmade "Fresh from the farm" gift baskets.
So stay tuned for more Homesteading adventures with The Unusual FarmChick ~ Fall Season.