Saturday, July 10, 2010

She'll be apples, mate

We've been in Tasmania two months today! This morning we decided to pop into the Huon Valley Apple and Heritage Museum in Grove, just north of Huonville. We have driven past so many times but never been inside. It documents the history and processes behind apple growing and processing in the Huon Valley, and also features an extensive collection of local history items and a big gift shop. The owner (Jeff and his wife bought the museum around four years ago) demonstrated a commercial apple peeling and coring machine, as well as a smaller one designed for home use called the Apple Slinky. Given the big bags of apples I have been buying, think I'll have to get one of those!

Oh, and for the non-Aussies, she'll be apples is an old Australian expression meaning everything will be alright. It's not used much anymore but it's kind of nice.

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