Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Tree...Two Farms...and Santa

Twain Harte Christmas Tree Farm

Cool Old Sleigh

A walk to the trees....the redwoods were on the right.
We wanted a redwood this year because they stay fresh and green until New Years. 
Plus, we needed a tall skinny one to boot!

Way too tall.

A little thin?

Someone's cut from last year with frost.

Not a redwood.

Too tall...too short.

Well, off to another ranch.....
Sierra Glenn Ranch - Sonora

I love this little ranch.  We've found very nice trees at this ranch a few years ago.

Way too large...the one next to it was just cut for a city in the bay area. 

Look....Santa is at the apple barn.  Sierra Glenn has the BEST apples and hot cider. 
They also have apple pies and turnovers great for those of us not watching their sugar levels.

We found some Santa Helpers.

This little guy was so precious...love the pup too! 

Done deal....now we have to get our cut down the hill....

We found a 12 foot tall skinny tree just to our liking.  It was so heavy we needed help getting it down the hill...redwoods are a little heavier. The rancher was having his lunch at the time, but was more than happy to help.  Since his little tractor wouldn't start, he brought out the big gun tractor.  Okay, this is the tallest tree yet for us, but the deal is that you must cut trees at least 6 foot tall.   Plus, the price was the same for a 6 foot tree or a 26 foot tree.  So, it's like going to an all you can eat buffet....let's get a big one!  

Cutie pie pupster and Santa.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!



Blondie's Journal said...

This was fun!! We do not have redwoods here and I bet they smell great!! You picked out the perfect one. Loved Santa, the kids and the pups. Thanks for sharing your trip!!


Pam said...

What fun! We love to visit the Christmas tree farm every year also.

Shelia said...

Morning, Mumzie! Oh, what a great day this must have been. I would love to pick a tree out like that. Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sue said...

That is going to be one heck of a decorated Christmas tree! Maybe one of these days I will buy a real tree. Just ONE! I'll keep the other 7 fakes. I've missed the smell of fresh pine. So fresh and wintery...
Hope this finds you well, getting ready for the season!
hugs, Sue

Susie Q said...

This just looks like such fun...I love all the pictures and almost feel like we were all there with you! And wouldn't I have loved that!!