Thursday, 4 February 2016


We decided to Wassail our apple trees in the orchard, a little late according to tradition, but it shouldn't really matter!  A group of volunteers gathered to bless the fruit trees, this involved drinking warm mulled apple juice /cider and singing and reading traditional rhymes to the trees in the hope that they will provide a good harvest in the autumn.  A piece of cider soaked toast was placed in each tree and lots of noise made by banging saucepans, kettles and blowing horns to fighten away any evil spirits lurking in and around the trees.  Lets hope the trees respond favourably and didn't mind our singing too much!

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