Friday, December 11, 2009
The snow is all gone and now is the perfect time to choose that beautiful Chirstmas Tree. It's going to be a cold crisp weekend so dress warm and come out and enjoy the farm before Christmas. We also have plenty of wreaths and roping. New tips (what we use to make our wreaths and roping) were cut just yesterday. If you don't see anything you like, just ask, and we'll do our best to custom make it. This Christmas Star of Fraser, Boxwood and Holly would make the perfect addition to decorate your home or office for the Holiday Season.
We are open during the week as well as on the weekends. We open Saturday at 8 am and Sunday at 10 am. Call or e-mail with any questions.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Come on out to the farm on Saturday, December 5th to pick that perfect tree and be sure not to miss the Christmas Craft Fair that will be held at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds Black Building. Doors open at 9 am, admission is free.
From Black Building/Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds will be located on your left. Once here you are about 5 miles from our Christmas Tree Farm. Take a left onto Bledsoe Creek Rd. Follow to stop sign and take a right onto Spicer Mtn. Rd. Take your next left onto Antioch Church Rd. and Pardue Rd. will be the next road on your right. Farm entrance will be on your left 1/4 mile down Pardue Rd.
It's supposed to be chilly on Saturday so be sure to dress accordingly as you enjoy the hayride up the hill. We'll be sure to have plenty of hot chocolate and apple cider on hand to help fight off the chill.
In addition to trees, wreaths and roping we also do specialty items such as a Christmas Cross, and Christmas Star in either boxwood or fraser fir. Others are also available on request. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Why pick our Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm over others ? We are a small family owned and operated Christmas Tree Farm and Nursery. Our father, Harold, started our small business over 25 years ago. Today, we all, my father Harold, my brother, Mark and me and my husband, Chris work to try to provide quality evergreens to meet your needs. We provide a personal touch you probably won't find many other places.
Come enjoy a hayride to pick out the perfect tree and enjoy the spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains then head back to the house enjoy a cup of hot apple cider or hot chocolate on the porch. While you're sitting there you may see our two goats (Bill and Rosie) nibble on nearby grass or our Shetland Pony (Charlie). Off in the distance, sheep or our other horses may be grazing on the hillside or you may see cattle in the field. You are sure to see our Red Heeler, Molly at some point during your visit. She is usually the greeter to the farm.
Ever want to know about honeybees or how a farm works? Just strike up a conversation with my dad Harold. He has been farming all his life. His family moved to the Stratford Community of Alleghany County in the 1940's. From crops to dairy farming to how to raise a backyard flock, over the years, he's done it all. As a former Agriculture Extension Agent he thoroughly enjoys sharing his knowledge and resources.
So not only do we provide you with the best wreaths, garland and Fraser Fir trees but we also try to make you feel like a family friend. We invite you to come make yourself at home. We want to share our many blessings with you. Happy Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Once you get that perfect Fraser Fir home, there ara few things you should do to make sure it stays fresh and fragrant until Christmas.
- Make a fresh cut. Cut about 1/2" off the bottom of your tree before you place it in the stand.
- Use a stand that will hold at least a gallon of water.
- Be sure to check the water level often and keep it full. During the first 24 hours your tree may take up a full gallon. After that, approximately a quart a day.
- Keep your tree away from heat sources: vents, fireplaces, wood stoves, and even sunny windows.
- Check all lights and cords for any possible broken bulbs or frayed cords
- Be cautious about overloading circuits
- Always unplug lights before leaving home or going to bed
Tips from the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association
Monday, November 16, 2009
We have a wide selection of Fraser Fir Trees in sizes starting at 2'+. We have such a variety because we grow all of our trees from seedling up. Some of the trees have been our our farm for over 12 years.
We also specialize in Fraser Fir and Boxwood Wreaths. We can also add that special touch with some fresh holly. We can customize your order to do mixes of Fraser or White Pine if you wish. Wreath prices start at $10.
Roping comes in sizes to fit your needs. Roping starts at 25' and can do 30', 50', 75' or more. We do roping out of Fraser Fir or White Pine. Prices start at $15.
We also do specialty items such as Mailbox Covers, Christmas Stars and Candy Canes. For more information on any of our specialty items, e-mail or give us a call.
Choose & Cut Season is just around the corner. 2009 Season starts this Saturday, November 21st and runs through December 20th. Come out to the farm and pick your perfect tree. We have a variety of sizes of Fraser Fir available from 2' - 14'.
You can enjoy a tractor ride to the field and back or feel free to walk around the farm to stretch your legs. For more information please call or e-mail.
Mark Cell - 336-657-0467
Amy Cell - 336-657-1254