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Ring the Bells That Still Can Ring - a widow and mother's story

Cider Days on a picture-perfect autumn day

Posted by Leann Sherman on Nov 1, 2016 3:00:05 PM

Mother Nature showed her fondness for Widow Care by providing absolutely picture-perfect weather for our Cider Days event at the bucolic Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda. Even the bees were happy and left the group alone.

Naturalist, Jacqueline Raiford demonstrated the time-honored art of apple cider making using a vintage apple press. Several attendees literally took a turn at it, and afterwards, everyone tasted the fruit (again, literally) of their labor along with some tasty pumpkin muffins.

It was a Zen-like afternoon replete with autumn sites and sounds, the sweet scent of apples, and the forming of new friendships.  We even had some unexpected pint-size participants.  (See photos.)

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(Photos by Leann Sherman)