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Posted 4/19/2012 5:39pm by Randy Warren.

We have decided to open this coming Saturday for those waiting to purchase soap and/or maple syrup. We will thus be beginning our 2012 season. We will also have garlic from 2011. We expect to begin our fresh picked asparagus season possibly as soon as 4/28. We will also have a selection of Scott Young's nature prints. We continue to cut and sell firewood. We get $140.00 per cord, cut 16', split, and stacked here at the farm. We do not deliver. We look forward to 'catching up' with our customers. 

Posted 4/17/2012 3:23pm by Randy Warren.

Our irrigation system comes in handy with weather like this. We hope it does not turn to a wet pattern, but a little rainfall would be good. Asparagus is breakong ground and will start in a week or so. Planting sugar snap peas , corn, lettuce and swiss chard. We still are cutting firewood to produce income. 

Posted 3/16/2012 9:12am by Randy Warren.

We have begun plowing ground and will begin planting sugar snap peas, christmas trees and possibly sweet corn soon. Tomato plants are started and growing in the hoop house. We are continuing to cut firewood and work on the early successional wildlife area. Our plethora of birds are active and herald spring weather. Garlic is up and about to break through the mulch cover. Its a great time of year. We are open by appointment for garlic, handmade herbal soap and maple syrup.

Posted 2/1/2012 10:18am by Randy Warren.

The winter has been excellent for outside work. Cutting firewood has been the predominant work. During February we will be starting to create additional wildlife openings. Our past work on wildlife habitat has been very successful and we hope this work will lead to more diversity and volumn of wildlife. We continue to be open by appointment for handmade herbal soap, maple syrup, garlic, and Scott Young's nature prints. We will be starting our first tomato plants for 2012 soon.

Posted 12/24/2011 3:21pm by Randy Warren.

Many thanks to all our customers in 2011 and we wish you a Merry Christmas and  a Great 2012. As we begin our winter work and begin cutting firewood we would like to remind our customers that we are open by appointment throughout the winter. If you would like to purchase soap, garlic, maple syrup or Scott Young's nature prints, please contact us for a mutually agreeable time. We check the phone and the emails when we come in for breaks. 

Posted 12/24/2011 9:32am by Randy Warren.

As we wind down a pleasant and successful Christmas Tree Season, we remain open today 9-4:30 for the last  shopping day before Christmas. For those who have not yet purchased a Christmas Tree, our patches are open. The selection is thinner, as it should be this late in the season,  but is better than it has been in years. Almost all customers are finding a tree suitable to them. We have Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce and Concolor Fir available  up to 7', and a few taller but are still in the patch due to their quality.  Our Cut Your Own price is $40.00 any tree. We have a small selection of our own pre-cut trees  that range in price from $10 to $35. These are  blue spruce. I encourage our customers to take a look to see if we have the right tree for them. If we do not have that right tree we can suggest other local farms. There is a small selection of our fresh made fir and also Blue spruce wreaths. The shop has many packs of soap ends and other handmade soaps. We have our garlic and maple syrup and potatoes from local farms.  Scott Young's nature prints have delighted us and our customers with their quality and unusual views into the world of often unseen birds, carniverous plants, turtles and more. They are in the wreath shop(Scott's Gallery) and are still available for viewing and purchasing. The prints are in various sizes and are framed, unframed and on gift cards. Prices range from $6- $100. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 12/19/2011 8:27am by Randy Warren.

As we wind down a pleasant and successful Christmas Tree Season, we remain open daily 9-4:30 for the last six shopping days before Christmas. For those who have not yet purchased a Christmas Tree, our patches are open. The selection is thinner, as it should be this late in the season,  but is better than it has been in years. Almost all customers are finding a tree suitable to them. We have Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce and Concolor Fir available  up to 7', and a few taller but are still in the patch due to their quality.  Our Cut Your Own price is $40.00 any tree. We have a selection of our own pre-cut trees  that range in price from $10 to $35. These are mostly blue spruce. I encourage our customers to take a look to see if we have the right tree for them. If we do not have that right tree we can suggest other local farms. There is a small selection of our fresh made fir and also Blue spruce wreaths. The shop has many packs of soap ends and other handmade soaps. We have our garlic and maple syrup and potatoes from local farms.  Scott Young's nature prints have delighted us and our customers with their quality and unusual views into the world of often unseen birds, carniverous plants, turtles and more. They are in the wreath shop(Scott's Gallery) and are still available for viewing and purchasing. The prints are in various sizes and are framed, unframed and on gift cards. Prices range from $6- $100.

Posted 12/12/2011 12:27pm by Randy Warren.

We have just ended our busiest weekends of the season. Our selection is thinner as expected. We will continue with  Balsam Fir and Blue Spruce trees up to approx 7' and a few taller but are still in the patches due to their quality.   We also have a small selection of concolor fir.Our Cut Your Own price is $40.00 any tree. We have a selection of our own pre-cut trees  that range in price from $10 to $35. These are mostly blue spruce. We encourage our customers to take a look to see if we have a tree right for them. If we do not have that right tree we can suggest other local farms. Our freshmade wreath sales are brisk and the selection is down but we will be making wreaths this week to have a good variety. We have our own handmade soaps, garlic, maple syrup, potatoes, and nature prints also. 

Posted 12/5/2011 7:09am by Randy Warren.

We have just ended our busiest weekend of the season. Our patches are getting thinner as expected. We will continue with a nice selection of Balsam Fir and Blue Spruce tree up to approx 7' and a few taller but are still in the patches due to their quality. We also have a small selection of concolor fir.  We keep our pre-cut tree area stocked with trees that range in price from $10 to $35. These are mostly blue spruce. We encourage our customers to take a look to see if we have a tree right for them. If we do not have that right tree we can suggest other local farms. Our freshmade wreath sales are brisk and the selection is down but we will be making wreaths this week to have a good variety. We have our own handmade soaps, garlic, maple syrup, potatoes, and nature prints also. 

Posted 11/15/2011 4:30pm by Eleanor Kane.

We will Open November 19 for our 2011 (Our 55th year) Christmas Tree Season. We have a great selection of Balsam fir, Blue Spruce and Concolor fir Christmas Trees.

Tree height this year is up to 9' tall and the price for cut your own tree is $40. We believe that this year’s selection of 5’-8’ balsam fir and blue spruce is one of the finest we have ever had. We will have pre-cut trees ranging in price from $10 -$35.  We will again offer tractor drawn wagon rides to and from our main tree patch. The wagon rides are weekends only and begin November 25th.  We think everyone will really enjoy the ride and your trees can be loaded into the tractor bucket. 

The farm shop will be open every day, except Thanksgiving Day, beginning Saturday November 19th from 9am until dusk, with Randy's fresh made Christmas wreaths and Heather's swags. We have been able to make a great selection of wreaths to start our season.  Randy assembles various types of wreaths with fresh cut boughs from our fir balsam, concolor fir, scotch pine, blue spruce and white pine trees.  He also makes wreaths with a mixture of the aforementioned greens and adds Oregon Cedar, winter berries, holly, rosehips, pinecones, etc.  We sell wreaths undecorated or decorated. Special orders are accepted up to a 4' ring which is about 6.5' across when completed.  

Always check the weather before heading out to the farm as it can be very windy and cold.  It is a pretty place to walk about and you can take your time, look over the trees and enjoy the outdoors.  People do bring their dogs, on a leash please.  We provide hand saws, twine for tying your tree to your vehicle and elastic trunk ties.  Chain saws are not allowed.  After you have cut down your tree, we will pull the tree thru the netter which makes it easier to get into the house.    Randy or Earl can help you cut your tree if you need help and also will help you tie it to your vehicle if needed.  We also have a bough pile if you'd like some fresh greens for decorating.

After you have cut your tree come into the shop and enjoy a complimentary cup of spiced hot cider (cider on weekends only), and browse the Christmas wreaths, handmade soaps, cured garlic, potatoes from Heron Pond Farm, and maple syrup for Spring Harvest Maple Farm.

We sell tree removal bags for $1.50.  These are placed around the base of the tree when you set it up and when you're ready to take it out of the house you just pull it up around the tree and thus any needles stay in the bag.

How is a tree from our farm different from the trees sold in the lots and big box stores? Unlike many Christmas tree farms, we do not use herbicides in our tree patches. This practice encourages a healthy ecosystem within our fields and also allows us to feel good about our management practices.   Your tree is dormant when cut.  When the tree is placed into your warm house it comes out of dormancy and requires water. Fresh cut trees have good needle retention and are not a fire hazard (it is nearly impossible to make a fresh cut tree burn with a match). On the other hand, trees sold in the lots and stores are usually from Canada or northern NH or Maine and may have been cut late September to Early November and are stored in huge piles while waiting for shipment. These trees will usually begin to drop their needles once brought indoors as too much moisture has been lost during storage.  If you want to cut your tree early but don't want to put it up yet, all you need to do is leave it outside in a shady spot or inside an unheated building. Your tree will stay dormant and when you are ready to bring it inside, saw a slender slice from the butt-end to enable water uptake. Please understand that all fir trees replace their needles and will shed needles naturally. However a dry tree will shed many more needles at once. You should not be able to pull needles off a branch without effort. If they do pull or knock off that will clue you in to a very dry tree and a fire hazard. 

Significantly, tree farms are the sort of green material that absorbs high amounts of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. During the summer months the patches are full of bird species, native plant species, bees and other insects.  Cutting your own tree is great for the environment. It ensures farm land will stay open and not be developed.

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