With instruction from our mates Tim and Lesley Brooks in the UK (see photo below), we wassailed our apple trees this year. A cold-hardy group gathered at the farm in January (near the time of “Old Christmas” in the UK). We had a potluck feast then performed the Wassail ceremony with hard cider, recitations, song and loud noises. This was followed by a grand bonfire and then fiddle tunes around the wood stove. Here’s hoping the tradition will well serve our apple trees!
My Christmas gift from Smack and Lolo, 2012. Hope you enjoy it!