I just got my cider press that I ordered a year ago from Cider Bob at Correl Press http://www.applejournal.com/correll/
of Elmira, Oregon. It is a 2 basket press, well made and easy to put together, I put mine together using just a rubber mallet and a 1/2 socket wrench. The mallet for pounding the stove bolts through the holes in the frame and the wrench for tightening the nuts. His note that informed my that the press was ready said he is now back ordered by 165 units. He is semi-retired, builds them by himself, so getting one takes a while. That are also on the upper end of the price scale (mine cost almost $900.00 including packing, shipping, and handling) but well worth it IMHO.
Now I'm ready for making cider next year. I plan on making some Crab Apple cider for making jelly with. The down side is that I just recently found out that, like with milk, I'm apple intolerent. I can't drink milk or eat apple products. But I can enjoy making cider and watching my grandchildren do it. Come next Labor Day that's just what we'll be doing.
I recently obtained, on a whim, a pair of rare Impeyan Pheasants. There birds are probably the most beautiful birds I've ever come across and, IMO, even prettier than Peafowl. The rooster has a mid-night black neck and breast, irridesent green neck, Glossy purple wings, and deep golden tail feathers. These birds are about the same size as Peafowl and come from, more or less, the same part of the world. They arem unlike Peafowl, very quite; making a faint panting cluck that is more like a whisper.
Regardless of how beautiful they look, my wife says I can't keep them. So if there's anybody in the PNW who would like a pair of the most gorgeous birds I will sell mine for what I paid for them $50.00 buys the pair.
You can probably tell that with a name like Brian Bray I'm a little B crazy, having several types of birds a well as bees and a berry patch.