X-Mas Tree Traditions

This morning, we chopped down a tree at Hunt’s Christmas Tree Farm in Coventry, Connecticut. It was our first time at Hunt’s and it was a real hoot. I got to wield a saw and practice my Boy Scout skills. It was one of those really good family experiences. We were greeted at the “toll booth” near the farm entrance by Santa Claus (aka Bill Hunt). He and his wife, Esther, have run the farm since 1962. Their first trees were planted in 1963, and the first harvest was in 1971. You get a nice memo with your purchase. It covers the history of the farm, includes tree care tips, and other helpful holiday information.



I won’t get into the “which type of X-mas tree is greener debate.” Just Google it and you can read all night about fake vs. real vs. potted. We get our small trees from local farms and then after the season, put them in our woods to compost. The squirrels love them.Β We chatted amiably with the Hunt’s and their three generation family crew. Shep got to feed their chickens–he talked about the “chicken food” all day long. This year’s tree farm trip was loads of fun and Β made for a nice kickoff to the holiday season.Β 



0 Responses to “X-Mas Tree Traditions”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Horst Engineering

Thread Rolling Inc.

Sterling Machine

Horst Spikes


My favorite #bicycle in a favorite spot. #carfreecommute #railtrail #supercommuter @seven_cycles #sevencycles @dillpicklegear #teamhorstsports 🚴🏽 A @boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Heavy Bomber" flies over #hartford #connecticut #flyingfortress #aerospace #b17 #boeing #airplane ✈️ #bushnellparkcarousel #bushnellpark #hartford #connecticut When you ride through Chester, you have to use your #richardsachs #bicycle 🚴🏽 Trails to a Cure/Cockaponset Trail Race. #cockaponset #shenipsitstriders #teamhorstsports #teamhorstjuniorsquad #blueblazedtrail πŸ‘°πŸŽ©πŸŽ‰ #love #gassonhall @bostoncollege #bostoncollege on the last day of August 2017. Last night, I rode from Kenmore Square to check out my #almamater and wait out the terrible "moving day" traffic. @bcclubcycling 🚴🏽 It took two years, a lot of hard work, and was a big investment; but #CrossSpikes by #horstengineering are officially internationally patented. Our designs,  innovative system, and Pro Kits are superior to anything else on the market and we are proud that our two decade passion for #cyclocross has been rewarded. 
#horstspikes #teamhorstsports #teamhorstjuniorsquad #lifedeathcyclocross #precisionmachining #machining #instamachinist #cncmachining #manufacturing #madeinconnecticut #madeinnewengland #madeinusa πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸš΄πŸ½ THIS GIRL DESERVES A #SPADAY @trailrunningmom complete #cascadecrest100 in 28 hours and 37 minutes. It's time for some rest. A big thank you to our fellow crew. #teamhorstsports #shenipsitstriders #ultrarunning #trailrunning

Follow me on Twitter



Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 282 other followers

%d bloggers like this: