Bud grafting: The first cut.
Bud grafting: The second and third cut.
Although making your own cider does require some patience and a little elbow grease (even if the little folks lend a hand), the results make all that effort seem well worth it.
PHOTO: DAVID CAVAGNARO
Bud grafting: Wrapping. The cambrium, or layer of cells between the bark and the wood, must be joined to the cambrium of the new stock, and bound tightly.