Saturday, August 9, 2014

Apple Cider

My wife and I love to visit Yates Cider Mill at the end of each summer, Yates is located amidst the beautiful countryside of Rochester Hills, Michigan.

It has existed  since way back in the days of Abraham Lincoln, Yates opened its doors in 1863 beside the rapidly flowing waters of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal.

The Clinton River cascades over the Yates dam, providing power for the mill, the original water turbine was installed in 1894 and its still being used today.

As you visit  Yates if you're like most folks, you will take a tour of the cider presses to get an up close look of how cider is made.

And you certainly want be able to leave without, trying some of the tasty home- made donuts and fresh off the press apple cider.

Yates Cider Mill is one of the oldest continually running businesses in Michigan, the scenic beauty there is ideal for a relaxing stroll through the adjoining hills and along the Rivers edge.

People come from all over the State each year to visit this place of history, if you are from Michigan there's a good chance you are one of them.

As summer ends this year and the children go back to school why not plan a week end trip, to get out and enjoy  yourselves  at a cider mill or park near you.

Remember times spent with your family can be the most precious of any you will ever spend.

As God paints the meadows and hills once again this autumn with His favorite colors, be mindful He alone paints with such splendor.

Colossians 1:16-17 - For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:   

Coleman Schell 


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