Oct 09, 2012 — It is absolutely cider season, from big operations to small. Martha Foley and her neighbors usually gather at this time of year for "cider day." The hand-cranked press lives in an old milk house. It's a barrel-shaped contraption, with heavy slatted sides.
Whole apples, mostly wild, are washed, chopped and packed into the press. The cranking starts, squeezing the apples tighter and tighter, and eventually, the cider flows.
The whole process is a team effort, starting outside with a bath for the apples. Go to full article
Jan 29, 2009 — North Country winters are full of little pleasures...and pains. David Sommerstein bumped into a new homeowner outside Canton facing the latter. Here's a Heard Up North... Go to full article
Aug 03, 2007 — Clayton's annual antique and classic boatshow opens today. A hundred-twenty boats, from big inboards to little outboards, fill the docks of the Antique Boat Museum through Sunday. But it's not only the boats that are old. The engines are too. A 1912 "Wisconsin" is today's Heard Up North. It was recorded last year.
(The engine is now IN the boat, a long-decked launch, also built in 1912, in Morristown, called "Splinter." It'll be part of this weekend's boat show, in Clayton.) Go to full article