As I have traveled near and far, I have seen many wondrous things. I have heard beautiful music, tasted food that was like nothing I have ever tasted before, yet watching people create the things they need for everyday living or to sell or trade is the most interesting.
Watching a man take a piece of metal, heat it up and turn it into many different things is just as amazing as knowing the seeds I carry turn into beautiful apple trees. On one visit I watched and listened to a father playing wonderful music on a fiddle I later found he had made himself.
There are so many other things I have seen, tinkers working with tin, hand made florals, pottery and so much more. You can see all these things at the festival each year.
Oh, then there is the one thing that is so dear to my heart. During my travels I came upon a old man working in a makeshift barn. With him were his grandchildren and their father. The grandchildren were working a device used to squeeze the precious juices from the fruit I love most, apples.
The grandfather came up to me with a jug and asked if I wanted a taste of something so sweet it would make me smile from sea to sea. How could I pass that up. The taste was unbelievable. It was so smooth, so crisp and fresh! Can you guess? It was Apple Cider! You can see this same process and taste the wonderful nectar of the fruit I love most here at the festival.