Apple Tree Wassailing

The apple trees, we all should praise them! For without apple trees, and the yummy cider they produce, the only thing we'd have to drink in English pubs would be those disgustingly hoppy commercial beers. Fermented cider is all-natural. It's sweet, not bitter. It's fruity, not acrid. It's cheap too! A damn good drink! It makes good sense to bless the cider apple trees once a year. They reward us well for our efforts!

Each year on the 17th of January (old "Twelfth Night") the people of Somerset wassail their apple trees to insure a fine crop of cider apples in the summer ahead.

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