|Marianne checks out some of the trees for sale.|
Cutting Holly For Christmas
Last year I wrote about the holly so this year I will be writing about the tree farm.
|A lovely setting for the farm. You can see the trees off in the distance.|
River's Edge Christmas Tree Farm
Marianne, Bob, and I drove up one Saturday to visit the farm. It was a sunny cool afternoon and business was brisk. Marianne and I walked around the some of the property. They used to have blues concerts
|A tree that was marked by a customer. They come cut it whenever they can come. Some are even chosen the summer before.|
We walked down to the river and watched some fisherman and boats go by and then walked along the different plots of trees from very young, little ones to some very tall ones that were not chosen and have grown too big for houses. We visited with some of the customers and looked at the mountains in the background. It is a lovely spot in very northern Washington, almost to the Canadian border.
|The house and store are in the background. Woods and mountains surround the area.|
Larry and Bea are gracious hosts and seem to know how to take care of their customers. Many people make it an all day outing and bring picnics with them to eat out in the Christmas trees! It was nice to get out into the brisk sunshine and take a walk. What a great time we had.
On the way home we stopped at another special place. It is not too far from the farm, maybe 2 or 3 miles away. It's called Everybody's Store and is well known in Northwestern Washington. It is a little country store that carries a large variety of cheeses domestic and imported and a delicious selection of sausages as well. They have all sorts of kinds of exotic groceries to buy. We have made special trips up to this store just to get their sausages and their extra sharp cheddar cheese! We always come away with 3 or 4 other types of cheese when we stop there.
|Close to the woods and river.|