A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

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A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

Restoration group helps revive apple trees
A few of Teal Cider’s fermenting tanks. “I like to ferment it a few months,” Martha Teal, co-owner said. “It just makes a more complex cider.”
Some apples from this year’s thin harvest. After an unseasonably late frost, most of the 2017 apple crop in Montezuma County was ruined.
With the help of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Dusty and Martha Teal revived the T Lazy T Orchard, which is now the home of Teal Cider.
Martha Teal, co-owner of Teal Cider, holds an apple from the 2017 harvest.
Dusty Teal, co-owner of Teal Cider, plants a new apple tree in one of the Teals’ new orchards.
Martha Teal turns off a cider carbonator at T Lazy T Orchard after allowing the cider to carbonate for 50 minutes.
An apple on one of the trees at T Lazy T Orchard, home of Teal Cider.
The Teal Cider tasting room at T Lazy T Orchard in Montezuma County.
One of the “baby orchards” of T Lazy T Orchard, home of Teal Cider.
Martha Teal walks through the T Lazy T Orchard.
The Teals’ dog, Ivo, plays with one of the apples from the 2017 harvest season.

A historic orchard in Dolores produces Teal Cider

A few of Teal Cider’s fermenting tanks. “I like to ferment it a few months,” Martha Teal, co-owner said. “It just makes a more complex cider.”
Some apples from this year’s thin harvest. After an unseasonably late frost, most of the 2017 apple crop in Montezuma County was ruined.
With the help of the Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project, Dusty and Martha Teal revived the T Lazy T Orchard, which is now the home of Teal Cider.
Martha Teal, co-owner of Teal Cider, holds an apple from the 2017 harvest.
Dusty Teal, co-owner of Teal Cider, plants a new apple tree in one of the Teals’ new orchards.
Martha Teal turns off a cider carbonator at T Lazy T Orchard after allowing the cider to carbonate for 50 minutes.
An apple on one of the trees at T Lazy T Orchard, home of Teal Cider.
The Teal Cider tasting room at T Lazy T Orchard in Montezuma County.
One of the “baby orchards” of T Lazy T Orchard, home of Teal Cider.
Martha Teal walks through the T Lazy T Orchard.
The Teals’ dog, Ivo, plays with one of the apples from the 2017 harvest season.
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