Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Garage Sale And Cider Mill Weekend

It's Wednesday, Hump Day, and while I am waiting for dinner to cook I figured I would tell you about our weekend.

Friday was a very busy day for me because I was  getting ready for a Saturday garage sale.

I made some signs


Gathered together a bunch of  crap stuff.



My friend Marie and her sister brought some of their  crap stuff over to sell, too so Saturday morning at 9:00 we opened for business!



We didn't have too much business though, and after the full day, we only managed to make a little less than $100 each!

Everything that was left we packed up on Sunday and took to the Salvation Army, and I donated the books and magazines to the library. It was nice to clean out my cupboards and closets! Makes room for me to buy more  crap stuff!!

Sunday morning dawned bright and beautiful so after breakfast we decided to go to the:


The Franklin Cider Mill in Franklin, MI is the only working cider mill in the area that I know of. They actually make the cider right there, instead of importing it from outside.

There's a huge water wheel working the presses



And presses squeezing out all that delicious apple cider!

First they process the apples

The the press comes down.


Squeezing out all that cider

Actually it's not pasteurized so it's more like apple juice..but so good when combined with a cinnamon sugar donut!

The cider mill sits on a little burbling stream



Such a pretty place to enjoy a beautiful day drinking cider and eating donuts!

6 comments:

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

What a neat place-really interesting!!
What new crap did you buy with your $100.00? !!!!!!!!
xo, misha

Sally said...

Hey! I woke up this morning thinking it was Friday, so thanks for giving me another day to do nothing. :)

A hundred ain't too bad for selling crap!!

I love the photo's; you all have great places to visit!!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs!

judemiller1 said...

Love this place!!! Love those warm cinnamon do-nuts and the cold cider too. Great pictures by the way.

wenn said...

such a relaxing time..

Donna said...

Mmmm, fresh cider! Hey, you had a pretty good garage sale! It feel so nice when you get rid of stuff,LOL!

Grandma K said...

Looks so inviting