28-to-the-gallon

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Picked apples yesterday. Today I went to a friends house and we made cider all morning. This is my first time making cider. It was really easy, and so fun. His cider mill is beautiful and worked really well. We made about 28 Gallons. Enough for both of us to freeze, drink and ferment. It was really good cider and was a great morning…… I hope to do cider every season till I am too old to do it.

20 Things You Might Not Know About Washington, DC.

1.  There are 35 bathrooms in The White House

Home to the President of the United States, The White House has a whopping 35 bathrooms, 132 rooms, 412 doors, 147 windows and 28 fireplaces in its living quarters and requires 570 gallons of paint to cover its outside walls. It remains one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world today.

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In 1757, George Washington ran for the Fairfax county seat in the House of Burgesses. His campaign expenses included 28 gallons of rum and 50 gallons of rum punch. There was also wine, beer, and cider. This may seem modest compared to today’s campaign spending, but in 1757 Fairfax county Virginia had only 391 voters.” -Cod, by Mark Kurlansky

All I can think is ‘ah yes, that time the father of our nation got his constituents REALLY SMASHED’