Today we’re having another little snowstorm, and NanNuk couldn’t be happier. This time of year is tough on him – not too many farm visitors!
We’re busy getting ready to pull out the stumps from all the trees that were cut last year, making room for new seedlings in the spring. These have been on order since last year, as they can be in short supply if you wait too long!
It’s a little rainy here this morning, but it’s warm – that doesn’t feel like Christmas!
If you’re coming today, please park somewhere in front of this fence. Our newest parking area (the area behind the wreath display fence) is pretty muddy right now, so please park in front of that fence or along the driveway. Those areas have a stone base and are very solid.
There should be plenty of parking along the entrance driveway and in front of the fence.
Make sure to visit when you aren’t rushed for time – our trees are cut to order, so depending on the time of day and the number of people who were here before you, you might experience a wait.
Yesterday we had our busiest day ever, and from 11:30 onward folks experienced a longer wait than usual. We thank everyone for their patience, as our goal is to work as quickly as possible with safety as our #1 priority.
We’re in the middle of our second snow storm of the season here on the Christmas tree farm. The snow probably won’t last until morning, but it sure looks nice now.
NanNuk is having a blast – this is his weather!
When you get to the Christmas tree farm, the first step is to check in at the little red building so you can pick up a tag, a marker, a map, and maybe even a measuring stick if you didn’t bring your own tape measure.
For some people, visiting a Christmas tree farm for the first time can be confusing.
What do we do? What’s it like there?
Here are a few tips for a fun Christmas tree farm experience:
- Make sure you dress appropriately for the weather – you’ll be outside for a while, and there’s nothing worse than getting halfway through your tree search and realizing you left your hat and mittens at home.
- It’s a good idea to wear sturdy walking shoes on the farm. Our farm is long and narrow, and if you walk all the way to the back in your search for the perfect tree, it could take you almost 10 minutes (it‘s good exercise 😀).
- Make sure to visit when you aren’t rushed for time – our trees are cut to order, so depending on the time of day and the number of people who were here before you, you might experience a wait.
- Please make sure to keep your furry family members on a leash and be prepared to clean up any “presents” they might leave behind. 😀🐶🐕
- Look for trees that don’t already have a tag on them. You can choose any tree you find out there as long as it doesn’t already have a tag on it. 🌲❄️❄️
If you’re here at a busy time and you’d like to come back a little later to pick up your tree, there are a ton of places close by where you can get a bite to eat, have a cup of hot chocolate, a glass of wine or beer, or do some shopping. We have maps of the downtown area and would be happy to give you a few suggestions – just ask!
That’s it for now – let us know if you have any other tips to add. ❄️🌲❄️🌲🐺❄️🌲
Just a reminder that our normal hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM, but we have a lot of people that find it more convenient to come at a different time. That’s no problem! As long as we have someone here, you’re welcome to come.
We’re usually here, so if you want to come on one of our normally closed days, please call first to make sure. We might be running errands or tending to farm business, and if that’s the case we’ll work on scheduling something that works for all of us.
Our team is always here on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 AM to 4 PM – so no need to call on those days. But on the other days, we might not have enough help to handle the entire tree cutting, shaking, bagging and loading process.
If you need to contact us, the number is 609-457-4691.
We had a beautiful snowfall last week, but it only lasted one day! Overnight, the temperatures climbed into the 40’s and by morning there was nothing left.
The Christmas trees and the rest of the farm looked like a winter wonderland for such a short time that I’m glad I captured a few pictures!
We are now open for the season – right now is a great time to tag your tree!
The weather is still mild and you’ll avoid the wait by calling ahead when your ready for it.