Getting the shop and fields ready for tree tagging on November 19 & 20. The hours for the weekend are 10-5 on Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday. Hope to see you here!
What a beautiful day it was! Took the day to get all the field trees priced and also got the lights up over the cut tree lot! The finished off the day by decorating the front of the shop. Now need to start working on arranging the gift shop. Only two weeks until opening day!
Thanks to everyone for another great season.....our best yet. We sold out of trees for the first time in our history...on Saturday, December 13th. We hated turning people away, but also hated burning unused trees in previous years.
The gift shop will be closed for the season at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 18th. We would be happy to make custom grave blankets or wreaths If you still need one. Just call us at 419-355-3650 and will make one up and arrange for pickup.
Thanks again and Merry Christmas. We hope 2015 is your best year yet!
Haven't had much time to blog lately! Busy filling my grave blanket orders. The standard 36x24 blankets are priced at $36. They include ground staples to hold them in place.
Spent Friday and Saturday south of Springfield, Ohio at the Ohio Christmas Tree Association summer meeting. Carl and Dorothy Young hosted at their beautiful farm which features along with thousands of Christmas trees, a dairy farm, restaurants, putt-putt and golf driving range, batting cages, a giant slide....it goes on and on. What a great place. As always, there is lots to learn at these meetings and I get a lot of ideas to bring back to my farm!
Drove to the Indianapolis area today to pick up a second tree shaker. My customers love to have their trees shaken to get out any dead needles. This one is over 20 years old, but significantly newer than the one I had been using. It will be good to have a backup in case one goes out during the season!
My very talented son, Garrett, designed and printed my new sweatshirts at Benchmark Prints in Fremont where he works. We have hoodies and crew necks in various sizes.
In case you are wondering what's going on at the farm, we are taking a break from mowing and weeding to do our annual shearing. Every tree on the farm gets a haircut at this time of the year.
First up are the pines. We are almost done with them. Then we head on to the spruces and firs. All trees on the farm are sheared to give them the nice shape our customers prefer. We use a method called "knifing" which is done by what looks like a 24 inch bread knife.
Here a couple before and after pictures of some young Scotch Pines. These trees are about 4-5 years old and are about 2-3 years from becoming available to become your family Christmas tree!