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!

Wassail Bonfire, 2019

Wassail Tunes, 2019

Tim and Lesley Brooks Wassail their mighty apple tree, Abbots Langley, UK, January 2019

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