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Christmas in Zoar 2011

December 6th, 2011

Mr Chiots and I always kick off our holiday season by going to Christmas in Zoar. We usually plan ahead and go with friends, but this year time got away from us and we didn’t realize it was happening until Sunday around noon. We put the coffee we were drinking into to-go mugs, jumped in the car and headed down for an afternoon of holiday fun. It’s a great way to get into the spirit because all the houses are decorated beautifully for Christmas outside and in. Each year there are a few houses on tour, we’ve been going for so long we’ve toured almost every home. It’s truly a fantastic way to get into the Christmas spirit. Here’s a slideshow of all the Christmas we saw on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a slideshow to help get you into the Christmas spirit. You’ll notice there are garden photos in there as well, I can’t help myself! (use icon in the top left corn to view in full screen). Be patient, there are 60 photos to get you in the Christmas spirit!

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The gardens of Zoar are also lovely and I’m always hoping to go to their summer garden tour, sadly we’re always working on the Saturday they have it and they don’t announce it far enough ahead of time for me to book events around it. Hopefully later today we’ll head out to get our Christmas tree, then it will officially be the Christmas season at Chiot’s Run.

Do you have any holiday traditions that officially kick off the season for you?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.