29/01/2012

Winter Wassailing


Oh little apple tree
We have come to wassail thee
Will you bear some fruit for me
When the season changes...

We went wassailing today at Boiling Wells Orchard.  It's a West Country annual tradition to wake the trees so there's a good apple harvest in the autumn.  We wrote out wishes to hang in the wishing tree, made wassailing sticks, watched Morris Dancers and sang apple-themed songs.


I loved the glass bottle window in the hut....


It was a freezing day, so it was good to return home to tea and cake.

3 comments:

  1. I have never heard of wassailing, sounds like fun. The bottle window is great.

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  2. Love old traditions like this. Oh and the bottle window is very cool indeed. x

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  3. Hello C
    It sounds like a great day, despite the freezing weather.
    We wanted to go wassailing, but the flu, tonsilitis and now coughs have all got the better of us!
    I hope you're all well and dandy :-)

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