Bullard Memorial Farm Association
Holliston Farms Day Event
Outside by the cider building, Daphne and Melissa were making apple cider using the hand apple press. They cut up the apples, put them in the press and the guests enjoyed turning the crank to crush the apples. Once the bucket was full, the press was tightened down and the apple cider juice began to run into a pot. This demonstration was of great interest to everyone. Guests were also directed to peek into the ongoing renovation of the large, horse-powered cider press. After watching Daphne with the hand press, it was easy to understand how many apples it took to make a gallon of cider, and therefore, the relevance of the larger, horse-powered press.
Bruce Smith was also outside demonstrating divining and dowsing rods. Many people had a try and were able to locate the septic tank using the rods. Bruce also had a bucket of very prickly chestnuts he had collected from the chestnut trees, and was showing and talking about those to guests.
There were several children’s games going on during the day. The most popular was French and English, which was a tug-of-war game. Everyone had fun playing, especially Daphne Stevens! The hoop and stick was another fun game that many children enjoyed.
Mike Stevens planted a kitchen herb garden along the cider building on the house side.
Phil Audier, Chip Thurlow, Doug Hathaway, Jack Hathaway, and Tara Hathaway were welcoming guests to the Farm, talking about the farm, and helping with demonstrations throughout the day.