Category Archives: Landscapes

Relegated to the Burn Pile

I’ve been neglecting the blog lately due to some heavy dissertation writing, rewriting, and career hand-wringing.  Many paragraphs have been relegated to the burn pile.  Grafting new ideas onto old roots.  Trying not to get swept away by some new … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, North America, Orchards, Vineyards | 3 Comments

The Levels

It’s November, and we’ve had our first snow here in Indiana.  After the immersive and intensive dive into NY Cider Week, it’s been nice let my mind drift back to England as I spend time transcribing more interviews.  Somehow, I … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, Orchards, UK | Leave a comment

Rhode Island: Vanishing Orchards Film

At the 2013 American Folklore Society annual conference held in Providence, Rhode Island two weeks ago, there was, miraculously, a session on Rhode Island orchard traditions.  Ann Hoog from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress was on … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Landscapes, North America, Northeast, Orchards | Leave a comment

New York Orchard and Cidery Car Trip

I got on the train back upstate and felt a wave of relief.  New York City is exciting but hard work.  I don’t know how you all do it down there in the City, day in and day out?  I … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, North America, Northeast, Orchards | Leave a comment

Cider Foragers

Foraging Follow-up to the post about Aaron Burr Ciders:  As I was driving up NY 97 along the Delaware River, I noticed quite a lot of roadside apple trees laden with fruit just north of Hankins and south of Hancock.  … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes, North America, Northeast, Orchards | 4 Comments

NY Cider Week: Meet the Cider Maker – Aaron Burr Cider’s Andy Brennan @ Proletariat

Crowded into a long narrow bar in the East Village called the Proletariat, where a steady stream of changing craft beers on tap lures beer geeks, a group of about 20-30 folks waited in the dim glow for the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in Cider Week, Events, Landscapes, North America, Northeast, Orchards | 2 Comments

Lost Fruit

Sometimes you wish to curl up Inside the skin of something lost, perhaps a grape still hanging on the vine after the frost where you can soak up the autumn sun and sip its sweetness slowly past the equinox. All … Continue reading

Posted in Landscapes | 1 Comment