Late Tuesday afternoon, Mr Chiots and I decided to head down to the local tree farm to get our Christmas tree. We went to Williamson Tree Farm on the outskirts of Carrollton, OH. It’s a small tree farm, very understated. They don’t have horse drawn carriages, nice big barns and all that stuff. They do have great service, great trees and great prices.
This was our first year getting a real Christmas tree since we’ve gotten married. We’ve had a fake one up until the year before last, we didn’t put anything up last year. When I was growing up we always had a fresh tree, we’d often make a trip of heading out to the tree farm to pick our perfect tree.
It was a cold day, the temperature was in the low 20’s when we left and right around 20 when we arrived home. That didn’t stop the tree farm people, they were all bundled up and ready to take you out to choose and cut your perfect tree. We picked out a cute little Frasier fir with lots of character (aka not perfect and straight).
We put our tree in the car, which just fit. Then we grabbed a bunch of pine boughs for decorating the stair railing and a few other spots around the house and we were on our way. They let us take as much of this as we wanted for free – a great bonus to shopping at a little tree farm instead of one of the big places!
One of things I love about this tree farm is that since it’s small, they plant the new trees in the spots in the field where others are cut down. Here’s a cute little future Christmas tree, in 5 or 6 years it will be filling someone’s home with holiday cheer.
Our little tree is set up in our living room. We decorated it with lights a few ornaments on Tuesday evening and it’s now bringing that wonderful fresh pine smell to our home and filling it with holiday cheer.
What kind of tree graces your home during the holidays?