Hand-hooked Wool on Linen, 42" x 60"
Completed Anno August Two Thousand
by Peter & Cherie Christensen, Shaw Island, WA.
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|Leon Fonnesbeck, in his handknit tuque,|
retired from law to serve on the Opalco board
and press apples into cider on his little estate.
Names of another hardworking duo are inscribed on the wooden heart on the trunk of the tree, under Pomona's crown. When island friends Jack and Bess Temple picked apples for cider––they picked a truckload. Peter repaired the old wooden press parts and made strong, wooden apple crates from milled, windfall Douglas fir trees, courtesy of the back-to-back winter storms in 1989 and 1990. Over the decades hundreds of gallons of Shaw Island apple cider have been put by for winter. Here's a tip of the cider glass to all the crew that have, and do, add richness to our life on the rock.