Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I know, in the past growing up, there were some years my family had a live tree. But for the life of me I cannot remember ever going Christmas tree cutting! Ithink my parents got them from Lowe’s or Home Depot or something. And for a looong time they have been fake because of the mess and our nosy curious little dogs.
So when DH’s mom said that I should go with them to cut the tree this year, I thought we would drive to a farm that had the trees, march out, cut one, march back, and pay at a little kiosk or something!
Now I am so pissed my phone was dead and I didnt have a camera because JB’s tree farm was so much more!!!! They had miniature donkeys! And goats that they called them miniature goats, which I guess is different from pygmy because these guys were bigger bodied, but they had short stubby legs and they were so ROUND and cute!!!
they were taking out groups of people, in these large flat bed trailers, either drawn by tractor or a team of draft horses!!! What?!? PLUS there was a barbecue stand set up so you could get something hot while you waited in line, I had a woodfire mini personal pizza with cheese, pepperoni, and BACON. My word.
And then the sheer size of this tree farm! And I totally get the excitement of suddenly seeing your tree and going “thats the one!” They also had a Christmas shop, where they sold beautiful but overpriced wreaths, tree stands, etc.
Either we didnt have a place as cool as this back home, or my parents held out on me!!! Bees who cut: do you/did you go to such a cool place? Or when you get your trees is it rather “cut and dry”? (Pun 100% intended and I apologize :P)
Post # 3
Wow, that place sounds so cute and festive! My parents used to buy a real tree when I was really young and I don’t remember anything like that. SO and I got a real tree this year too, but it was delivered to our house. Maybe next year, I will try to find a farm around here that is like the one you went to!
Post # 4
Our farm is just like this, minus the food. They do give out free hot chocolate and candy canes though. They sell marshmellows for roasting at their firepit. Hay rides too. Much fun, 2nd year going there, will go back every year!
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
@meke: i would love to take my kids to either this place or another like it! It seems like so much fun. I asked my mom and she confirmed there wasnt a place like that near our hometown. This place also makes money on late season strawberries and pumpkins (and they make the pumpkin picking fun too) seems like a nice way to earn an income!
Post # 6
Yep, we go to a place like that. But they have llamas, goats and sheep. And the wagon is pulled by a tractor and there is hot cocoa afterwards.
Post # 7
Oh man, that sounds awesome! We don’t have any tree farms around here (plenty of cactus farms though). There is a family from Oregon who have one, and they drive down here every December and set up shop on an empty lot. No hot chocolate, no carriages… way more boring than your trip!
Post # 8
When I was younger we used to go to the mountains to cut our trees. We would take a food, hot chocolate, sleds and get all bundled up and spend the day looking for the perfect tree. Then we got some land so we went there to cut our trees which was just as awesome. Once sister and I hit highschool life got busy so we just buy our trees from Lowes now 🙁 But we always get real never fake! I think next year Fiance and I are going to start trying to go cut our trees again, I really loved the experience.
Post # 9
I had no idea tree cutting was this big of a deal! You learn something new every day, I suppose.
Post # 10
We pack up everyone in the truck with hot chocolate and a couple of axes and head out into crown land, trudge through the actual forest and pick a tree.
Its totally legal cuz it’s crown land and it’s way fun!! This year we got to show my brothers kids what deer prints look like!
Its a family tradition and way too much fun!