It’s hard to believe but we will be open for the 2014 Christmas season in just 35 days !
It’s been a busy year for us with chores including planting, shearing, stump grinding, fertilizing, soil enhancement, weed control, equipment repair and road maintenance. As VP for the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association, Tim organized two member educational conferences (Wytheville and Winchester).
We got plenty of rain this year so our trees are doing well. Of course, more rain means more mowing. Mowing keeps the grass from stunting the growth of our trees.
We managed to plant 1300 baby trees this year including Blue Spruce, Canaan firs, Concolor firs, Scotch Pines, and White Firs. We also planted Fraser Firs on the North facing slope of one of our higher elevation fields. So far, the trees are doing well.
We’re looking forward to seeing all of our customers this season. We are busy setting up the Christmas shop and will be partnering with our neighbor’s farm (trading as Farmette Life) in order to offer honey, home made soaps and potpourri. This is in addition to our wreaths, garland, tree stands, watering funnels, Christmas items and pottery.
We ‘ll be open on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and thereafter on weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call us if you want to set up an appointment during the week. Of course, we will have free hot chocolate and cider.
This year in appreciation of their service in keeping everyone safe, fire fighters and police officers (any county or state) will receive a 10 percent discount off of any Spruce Rock Farm tree or product.
Check out this picture. Fall is in full swing and the leaves are gorgeous!