So... anyhoo... I was reading Julie's blog and was entranced by their visit to "Merrywood Farm", a lovely and charming tree farm. So, a year ago I sent a link to my daughter-in-law telling her we should go there next year. So, yesterday Kristi called to see if we wanted to go there with them today. SURE! So, we headed off at 11 am and headed to their house in our Dodge Ram pickup truck (to haul their tree home in) and then followed them to the farm, over hill and dale we wove our way there.
I was immediately enchanted by the farm.
The sign at the entrance was so pretty. Here is a link to their website: Merrywood Farm
There was a beautiful old tractor as we drove in to the parking area.
A machine shed was there with this gorgeous old pickup truck parked inside. A 1940 Chevy, my hubby tells me.
In the barn there was a well appointed milk room with vintage and antique equipment around the room.
On the weekend they offer free pony rides to the visiting children, no rides today but we did get to befriend a pony, this is 1 1/2 year old Caleb petting his soft muzzle.Caleb is so cute!
Kristi and the boys checking out trees down the lane.
Dayle, Travis, Hayden, Kristi and Caleb by a pretty tree.
This is the one!
The owner, William Keyser, drove us in his farm cart to get the tree then took us down to the pond to show us a new Beaver dam that his beavers had just made! So neat!
Then he took a photo of all of us on the steps of his beautiful gazebo. They have weddings at the farm too.
This is the barn and wagon and the trailer for hauling trees.
William had a nice fire in a fire pit for us to warm up by, Hayden is fascinated with the fire and Caleb is drinking the warm spiced apple cider that he gave all of us.
After all that exercise we headed to "Five Guys Burgers & Fries" and tried them out for the first time, it was good, filling and fun! Caleb and Hayden.
Travis, Kristi, Hayden & Caleb enjoying lunch.
On the way home we stopped at the pond near their house to feed the ducks and nutria some leftover french fries.
Have you ever seen a nutria? BIG funny rat like things!!
Then we got to the kids house and Travis re-cut the base of the tree and put it in the base and brought it in and strung 400 little white lights around it. Kristi decorated and it looks so pretty!
Just a great day. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday preparations! ((hugs)) Teresa