As you know we were away over Thanksgiving up in the mountains. I had decided last year that I wanted to cut our own Christmas tree down. I hadn’t done that since I was a little kid and I was so excited this year to do it with the family. Years ago, our family sold Christmas trees and when my husband was looking for a place to get them, he stopped over at The Rocks Estate Tree Farm. That was over 10 years ago and even then, he said he never saw that many nice trees in one place. So that’s where we were going before we headed home; The Rock’s Estate Tree Farm.
And what a beautiful place it was! We were there with only a little snow flurry, but you couldn’t help wanting it to be that Christmas Tree Winter Wonderland !
We had reservations for a wagon ride when we arrived, which took us down several trails on the farm. I was glad they had the red wool blankets to cover up with. Our driver shared some of the history of the farm too.
After our ride we were greeted by the Christmas Tree Spirit who gave all the children a small Balsam Firm seedling plug, ready to plant. In about 10 years, we’ll have 4 Christmas trees on our yard.
The sun had been going in and out and the wind picked up a bit so we went over the the great fire pit to warm up. There were marshmallows there for roasting or you could make smores if you wanted.
Everywhere you looked was another great spot for a photo moment with mountains in the background. Gorgeous! Oh, goodness, look at my babies all grown up. I’m so glad they still love doing my family fun things!
We’ve already been having fun, but now comes the really really fun part! We get to pick out our tree. At first I wanted that perfectly perfect tree shape that you see in Macy’s. They had a ton of perfectly shaped trees, that anyone would love. But then, I saw a fat tree, and it made me laugh. I knew I wanted a really, really, really fat tree!!! The fatter the better and I wanted it at least 8 feet tall. We looked and looked. Brock found “his” tree right away. I said with all these hundreds of trees, there’s no way you can pick one out that fast. We had fun, strolling and roaming, taking photos, being together.
Aaron used the measuring stick so I could approve of the height.
We all took turns saying, “OH, this it the perfect one!” Then, it was unanimous. We found our tree. Aaron, my little lumber jack, cut it down and then it got hauled out to the travel prep station.
Our tree was so fat, they had to take the inner drum out to get it through the machine. What an organized process they have here. Cars were coming in and out in such an orderly fashion.
When we were done, we strolled into the gift shop and wreath shop. We brought a decorated wreath home as well and bought some pretty Christmas tree chocolate lollipops. They had food and hot chocolate you could buy as well.
Then we went to the Kettle Corn Shop and watched them make the sweet corn and they also had some Maple Kettle Corn. Oh, we couldn’t decide so we bought one of each! It is Christmas time after all!
Keep a look out on NH Chronicle on WMUR, I heard they were up there and will also be covering the history and the take you through the farm too. The Rock’s is located in Bethlehem NH, what an appropriate location, if I do say so myself.
That was it, one of the guys put the tree on the roof of the Suburban and we headed home after a great three hour time at The Rock’s Estate Tree Farm . I have no doubt in my mind that we will be going back next year.
We got home and the boys unloaded the tree. It took no time for the branches to fall seeing it had been freshly cut and not bound in twine for a week. We ran out to get more tree lights then decorated the tree and sipped our eggnog and kept laughing at our very, very, very,fat perfect Christmas tree!
Here are some other photos off of The Rock’s Facebook page. For more information about location and all the happenings and of course to make reservations for the wagon rides, Click HERE for their web page or HERE for their Facebook page! Have a ball!
Magical and picturesque!