COPSE could not wait for the Orchard Wassails taking place on the twelth night after Christmas, so we brought the New Year in with a small Wassail to ensure the 2020 crop, with the following reading:
'Stand fast, root! bear well, top!
Pray God send us a good howling crop:
Every twig, apples big;
Every bough, apples enow!'
Followed by a chorus of howls from the COPSE... to banish the bad spirits of 2019!
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.