The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start talking turkey and thinking about what the heck to buy old Uncle Elmer that will top that pair of plaid support stockings you gave him last year. It’s also time to embark on that most glorious of all holiday expeditions … the search for the perfect Christmas tree.
My dad used to put on his quirky holiday hat and pile us all into the back of the station wagon and head off to a secret location he’d scouted out during the fall. We’d drive down some forgotten logging road and then trudge the last hundred yards or so through the woods to where that perfect tree was perched among a host of scraggly cousins.
The “perfect tree” however, was seldom “perfect,” and the classic family harvesting scene was never quite Norman Rockwell, as we kids complained about the cold, my mom refused to leave the car, and dad most often taught us a few new words while working the buck saw through that pitchy pine trunk.
Well, luckily for you, Jane here at the Dimond Hill Farm has put the Norman Rockwell back into the Christmas tree buying experience by creating a warm and wonderful place for you and your family to search out that perfect tree this year.
The Dimond Hill Farm will be selling Balsam and Fraser Fir Christmas trees in the big yellow barn, along with a variety of wreaths, kissing balls, swags, garlands, and assorted greens … all New Hampshire grown, all hand-trimmed, and all harvested in the north country this past weekend. Trees range from tabletop sizes to ten-footers, and all are rated either Premium or #1 in quality.
So what does that mean? Well, basically it means that there isn’t a bum in the bunch. And, with all the trees being stored and displayed in this traditional New England barn, there is no need to trek into the woods or poke around a snowy parking lot or some crowded mega-store trying to imagine how that frozen tree would look in the middle of your warm living room.
We open the day after Thanksgiving from 10 am to 5 pm. Thereafter, trees will be on sale Thursdays through Sundays from 10-5 until the last tree finds a home. And … just because we’re the neighborly type … we’ll be playing your seasonal favorites on the music box and giving out hot chocolate, mulled cider and apple cider donuts. And each Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 pm jolly old Santa, himself, will show up to pass out some candy and take some pictures with the kiddos.
So, there you go. Start your own Christmas Tradition at the Dimond Hill Farm. Just take Routes 202/9 West past the Concord Hospital and on toward Hopkinton. We’re on the right, about two-and-a-half miles past the hospital. Look for the big Yellow Barn. Or take Exit 4 off of I89 North, go right off the exit and up toward Concord just a little over two miles. We’re on the left. By the way, I’ll be the one wearing the funny holiday hat …
Nuff said …