We went to the apple orchard yesterday afternoon...these are some of the early apples available. We did sample some off the trees where they're not yet ripe, and yes, they were hard.
Rob has been researching how to make an apple press. We love apple cider. He is planning to do something with our log splitter to make cider...in the meantime we're using our Jack Lalanne juicer.
We used the cider to make this for lunch today: