~A Freshly Cut Tree ~

2013-12-07 11.05.09 copyOne of the great things about living in northern climates are the wonderful pick-your-own tree farms.  I had several bookmarked even before we arrived to New York! The boys love to visit farms like this and I promised it would be one of the first things we did once we got settled into the house.  So two weeks ago, on the advice of a co-worker, we headed down to Critz Farms in Cazenovia, NY.

2013-12-07 11.01.54 copyThe weather was just like you see above, but snowing quite a bit. (Why do cameras always miss the snowfall?) The farm was really neat. Lots of smaller barns and fields of trees everywhere!  The main barn with silo has a gift shop and freshly made wreaths. It smelled sooo good! In the fall they also have apple and pumpkin picking so I know we’ll be checking that out as well.

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When we drove in and parked, we received a few wooden tokens for the boys to have a hot cup of cider and for the adults to sample the hard cider.  They also provide free tree trimming and helping load it onto your car.  And with the size tree we cut down, we needed all the help we could get!

2013-12-07 11.32.43 copyHere’s the hubby trying to haul our massive tree over to the tractor lane to have it picked up. This sucker was heavy!! The tractor came by a few minutes later, loaded the tree – and the family!- and we got a nice scenic ride back to the barn.  By this time, my thin Florida blood was screaming out for blankets so here’s goofy me trying to get warm:

photo1On a totally different topic, let me tell you, LLBean parkas are the best invention ever!  The boots are from Sorrel. They are called the “Joan of Arctic” boot. I think I will be living in these shoes until spring.

I will try to get a full shot of the tree in the family room up tomorrow. We seem to be having issues with two small kitties trying to climb it…….  xoxo  Cindy

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