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Sunday, December 11, 2011

a visit to a Christmas tree farm

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!



  1. If I had a sweet family to visit the Christmas Tree Farm with, I'd be perfectly content with my artificial tree that makes no mess. It's the mess that does me in. Love the smell!

  2. Thanks for taking us along to the tree farm. That baby is bundled well! We light a candle to give us the pine scent and enjoy our artificial tree, after so many years of doing just what your pictures tell about! Enjoy the week!

  3. What a fun day! They sure are a big dog. We have friends who have a black Nfld dog. His name is "Guinness". We have two artificial trees up, and the real tree went in the stand yesterday. It still has to be decorated. Merry CHRISTmas, Pamela!

  4. I love those real trees...ours is now faux (always the same surprises!)

  5. Your trip to the farm looked fantastic. What a beautiful dog too!

  6. What a beautiful pooch! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm following you back. :)

  7. Your right that little baby this time next year will be having a great time at that Christmas tree farm and with the beautiful dog. Looks like you had a great day. Diane

  8. Oh, how sweet is that! You are so fortunate Pamela! Really, those moments are what make it all stand out at the end of each year.

  9. Hello Pamela
    I've never seen a tree farm with such straight rows! When our girls were young, we used to cut down our own tree - it was a real adventure with hot chocolate around a fire afterward.
    We've been using a faux tree for a number of years but I miss the scent of a real one.

  10. Oh my goodness what a beautiful baby! and how fun that the dogs pulled the kids in the sleds...that is such a great idea! Yes,that is one big dog. I am so glad you commented so that I could find your wonderful blog. Merry Christmas! and thank you for visiting...come again soon! Kristine

  11. That looks like a very big tree farm! What an adventure to cut down your very own tree for Christmas. It looked like a very enjoyable day!
    Merry Christmas,

  12. Hi Pamela! This looks like such a fun jaunt to the tree lot! Sweet young family. I've popped over your recent posts too, and took in your cheery decorations. Your tea table is perfectly situated at the window. I would probably sit there for hours! Ha! Your frosty photos are amazing too. Such a beautiful sparkley scene. Such nice views you have! So nice to see you enjoying the season!


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