On a beautiful day we paid a visit the Dexter Cider Mill.
|The Dexter Cider Mill, now open for its annual cider making and|
sales of home-made donuts, cider, and other autumn treats.
Dexter, Michigan, is a half-hour's drive from our house in Ann Arbor.
|We bought half-a-gallon of cider to take home.|
|We ate our donuts at the cider mill, sitting on a bench |
not near other people.
|"Social Distance" sign.|
|Tables beside the river in back of the Cider Mill.|
The Dexter Cider Mill, longest-running cider mill in Michigan, was founded in 1886 by the VanNatter Family. From 1900 to 1986, it was owned and operated by the Otto Wagner family. The current owners, Nancy & Marty Steinhauer and their parents have owned and operated the cider mill since 1986. (source)
|A few miles from the cider mill: a little lake that seems to have no name.|
Another beautiful day: cider and other treats outdoors in our back yard.
|Cider, apples, and pineapple upside-down cake|
protected by fly screens.
|Len's apple bread: flavored with cider and apples |
from the cider mill.
|We were celebrating our friend Abby's birthday with this backyard supper.|
Cider is the symbol of autumn, at least here in Michigan where we have many apple orchards and traditional cider mills. The Dexter Cider Mill is right on the river. Long ago, it may have used water power, though it no longer has a water wheel or a mill race on the site. I suspect that this very popular seasonal attraction is dangerously crowded on weekends, but we chose a Thursday afternoon, when very few people were present. All seemed quite safe.
Elizabeth at the blog Altered Book Lover offers a weekly blog event each Tuesday, celebrating beverages. Cider seems like the perfect choice this week!
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