The annual wassailing of the apple trees at Terhune Orchards is one more event that could have been a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. But you don’t have to miss out on the festivities thanks to the inventive ideas of the owners who have made it possible to celebrate virtually or in person at the farm in Lawrence.
The orchard traditionally stages the wassail event amid its oldest apple trees each winter, with dancing, music and cider-soaked bits of bread to thank the trees for the last harvest and bless them for the next one. Based on an ancient British custom that is designed to help keep them safe from evil spirits, it’s a bright spot during the cold winter months.
For a virtual celebration visit the website youtube.com/watch?v=lTjyw_vEnlo&feature=youtu.be, to watch a celebratory video with Terhune staffer Elaine Madigan. Alternatively, visitors can come to the farm in person during