|Apple tree wassail|
|Wassailing the tree|
|Wassailing the cows|
We were due to wassail at Jeacock's Orchard in Tring at 7:30, so we set off for the Robin Hood, where we got to play, sing, and wassail the pub. There is a short VIDEO on Facebook courtesy of the Robin Hood - although the band is sideways for some of the recording.
After that it was straight off to Jeacock's Orchard and wassailing the trees - with the wassail cup, wassail songs and a shotgun and 'air cannon' to keep any 'evil spirits' from the trees. Afterwards, hot soup, fresh bread, drink, good company, and - yes - yet more music!
We were lucky enough to have the excellent Tring photographer Stephen Kitchener taking photos of our exploits in Tring. You can find these HERE.
On Plough Tuesday we were invited to a meal by Whitchurch Morris Men. They provided an excellent hot meal - and dancing until late.
Here they are teaching us a new dance...
That was all in the first ten days of 2017 - more wassailing next weekend!