Winter Cider, Apple Sauce Trees, and a Fresh Crop of Books.

TREE HUGGERS and ecologists have a rule of thumb:  For every tree you cut down, you must plant 35,000 more.

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Zorro couldn’t care less about that rule or any other.  But Lewis Billy was contemplating the notion while brushing his teeth last week.

02-photo(2)“We have exactly 35,000 fruit trees ready to plant in the spring,” he mused.  “Can’t we apply that credit to one Xmas tree?”

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Brilliant work, LewBill!  You eased our Yuletide guilt.  So, the gang fanned out and went hunting for the perfect evergreen.

04-P1210665Just a homely troupe of farmers on the slow slog of democracy.  How many votes for that tree?  How many for this one?

05-P1210676Partisan bickering blinded the collective to the most perfect specimen of all.  But before long a Christmas compromise was in the works.

06-P1210688Nobody delights in a watered-down solution so much as The Reaper.  He will have his tree, and all parties will accept vanilla.

08-P1210813A few sparkles raised everyone’s spirits, though Balto fretted about pine needles mussing the rug.  You know the type.

09-P1210849Extra lights spilled onto the tractor and a new tradition was born.  The Tall Boy is lit for the winter and says, “We’re Open.”

Fooooooooood.

{ Apples, Cider. }

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That’s right, the farm stand is open daily in self-serve mode.  We’ll have fresh apple cider and assorted premium apples for the next few months.

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Order 4+ gallons at (607) 793-3560 for only $5 a gallon.  We even have apple sauce growing on trees—stick a spoon right into these old mushballs.

Farm Buzz

{ Books. }

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On slow news days, we like to feature the work of our friends.  Last time we reported on a fresh crop of paintings.  This week, a new book.

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Ithaca author Brad Edmondson has written “the riveting story of one of the world’s most iconic mission-driven companies” with ties to Ithaca.

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Ice Cream Social is available now on Amazon, and you can see Brad’s new site for supplemental material not found in the book.

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Ice Cream Social makes a great gift for friends interested in sustainability and social justice in food production and business management.  Happy New Year’s Eve from all of us at The ‘Creek.

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2 Responses to Winter Cider, Apple Sauce Trees, and a Fresh Crop of Books.

  1. lisa cusumaon says:

    Happy New Year! Love your humor!!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    Still buying cider!! Best in town. Love you guys and all the updates.
    Stay strong, stay warm, the days are getting longer.
    Happy New Year.
    Melissa Sheldon

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