Poets described the food that tenants gave to their landlords: capon at New Years, fish for Lent, fowl at Midsummer [June 24], goose at Michaelmas [Sept 29], and a capon at Christmas "for fear their lease fly loose" - lose their lease.
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An article in the Dec 14, 1850 Illustrated London News described the gathering of apples and the mills for producing cider. In 1820 over 12,200 hogsheads of Devon cider were shipped, double that amount in 1828. Farm laborers were given 3 pints a day.