Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Tree Farm...in the rain
We got our Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago, and I am just getting around to sharing the photos. I didn't want to skip it, because I love the tree farm we go to so much. It's Horton's Home Farm in Stouffville, Ontario. What I love about it is the restored log cabin on site.
What my daughter loves about it is the hot chocolate.
This is the first time I recall getting a Christmas tree in pouring rain. I like to get our tree the first weekend in December, but I wasn't feeling well then. So, we squeezed in a visit to the farm the next weekend, before my son's afternoon basketball tournament games. We grabbed some umbrellas and headed out. We almost had the farm to ourselves.
My son spotted this tree right away, but we thought we should have a look around before choosing. We ended up coming back to it. The worried look on his face is because his dad is under there cutting the tree and he has to hold it up. There was a volunteer from an Oak Ridges Moraine organization visiting the farm that day. He told us that Christmas tree farming is actually good for the environment, because the trees produce oxygen and create a habitat for animals. It's also a sustainable farming practice. So, don't worry about cutting down a tree because they are grown just for that purpose and then replaced.
I hope your holiday preparations are going well, and that you are all going to enjoy quality time with family and friends this season!