This is a Christmas tree farm that we visited on Saturday with our dear
friends and their 5 month old baby. There are acres of beautiful trees here.
I am amazed at the number of vehicles going by our house on the weekends
with a tree on the roof or in the truck bed. It's a very busy spot.
Here are the sweet family with baby all bundled in his sled, ready to cut down
their Christmas tree. There was just enough snow between the trees to pull the sled along.
Baby is wondering just what is going on. Next year will be a different story. :-)
On this Saturday the Maritime Newfoundland dog owners were volunteering
to haul Christmas trees and pull children on sleds to raise money for the
Children's Wish Foundation.
This is Wharf the Newfoundland dog and his owner. This dog is massive!
Wharf was very gentle. He looks like he has a lot of hair but it's not as
thick as I thought. He's all body under it.
Wikipedia states: Newfoundland dogs can be black, brown, gray or black and white.
Originally bred and used as a working dog by fishermen in Newfoundland (Canada).
They are known for their giant size, tremendous strength, calm disposition and loyalty.
They are excellent at rescue and life saving due to their muscular build, thick double
coat, webbed feet and innate swimming abilities. Males can weigh 130 - 150 pounds and
females between 100- 120 pounds.
We had such a fun time followed by lunch and a nice visit at our house.
Do you cut a real tree for Christmas? Or do you have an artificial tree.
Ours is artificial but after seeing these beautiful trees and smelling the wonderful
fir smell it made me wish we had a real tree. Maybe one year I'll do just that.
Is you tree up and decorated?
I can't believe it's only 2 weeks until Christmas can you?
I wish you a blessed week ahead as you finish your decorating, shopping
and visiting and all the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle. Remember to keep
your focus on Jesus, the real reason we celebrate this wonderful season!
Bye for now!