Oh Christmas Tree
There’s a nip in the air, and the days are shortening, and you’ve finally finished the last of that turkey. December is here! Time for snow, and Christmas! These thoughts either make you a happy little elf or a grumpy Grinch. Maybe like me you fall in the middle wanting to decorate, and sing carols and see the Christmas lights, but you know not wanting to actually do those things. It’s not the decorating so much as it is the un-decorating…such a pain in the rear. First things first though, you need a Christmas tree. Do you choose real or fake? Fake trees provide uniformity, don’t require watering and don’t drop their needles everywhere, bonus if you get a pre-lit one no hassle of hanging the lights. I go for the real ones though, each one is different allowing you to get a different look every year, they smell good and are a bit more traditional and have character, you also get the change to go tramping through the fields to cut one down.
For the past few year we have gone to the Peacock Road Family Farm, where we usually spend a good chunk of the day finding a tree, petting the animals having snacks and checking out the gift shop and of course getting hot coco in the Sugar Shack. Last year we brought the grand kids, and took the train to see Santa at his cabin in the woods. This year, it ended up just being me and my husband. We made a little date out of it, starting with some pulled pork nachos in the feed trough, walking over the grounds checking out the decorations and the old farming equipment, paid a little visit to the petting farm area (goats are my favorite) and then hopped on the wagon to head out to the fields to pick our tree. Sometimes we get big, full round trees and sometimes we get spindly old fashioned trees (otherwise known as “Charlie Brown” trees). That was our pick this year a little sparse tree perfect for the old fashioned cranberry and popcorn look we were going for.
After finding our version of this years perfect tree.. my husband spotted it from across the field, declared it the one. Once we got up close, yep he was right it was perfect, I was super happy that it was his find this year. We warmed up by the fire while we waited for the return wagon it was a really beautiful day both in weather and company.
I’ll leave you with a few more photo’s to enjoy of this wonderful environmental/organic forward farm.
Tell me do you prefer real or fake trees?