The Season For Reflection
What defines Christmas for you? My earliest Christmas memories aren't about shopping, wrapping gifts, trying to grab the latest gadget or Amazon deal. For me, it's tradition. It always has been. I thank my mom for that the most. My earliest memory, the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at our small town park. We would sing all the traditional Christmas carols under a cold, star-filled sky.
The background to the heavenly voices, only silence. The excitement would quickly build as we knew Santa would soon make his arrival to the park and the towering,freshly lit Christmas Tree. When the people sang the carols, I only remember how reverent and serious everyone took those words. It came from their hearts, their childhoods, their memories.
After Santa arrived on the town Fire Engine, everyone would then travel over to our Veterans hall where hot chocolate, milk and cookies were served for everyone.
This isn't the only fond childhood tradition I hold dear. Traditions we've carried over with our girls, traditions we created as a family. Seeking out our Christmas tree from the forest, sponsoring families in need, the decorating while listening to Bing Crosby, (watching White Christmas repeatedly), reading from the bible on Christmas Eve, Christmas Cookies, Our annual Gingerbread Barn, cutting of the paper snowflakes, donating to the Salvation Red Kettle every time we visit the grocery store, the girls opening their gifts to each other on Christmas Eve...
I look at this list and realize these traditions that I and my family hold so dear are what anchor us. To the past, during the present, and for the future. When I see how excited our girls get for each and every Christmas tradition, I feel in awe again. Just like that child singing carols under the stars on those silent nights.
Merry Christmas From Our Family To You And Yours.
Various Orchard Crate Options Perfect For The Gift Giving Season!
We have begun milling North Idaho timber in anticipation
of starting the build on our farm-stand this Spring!
With the completion of our farm kitchen last Fall, we've been excitedly planning forward for how to bring our Orchard and our Farm-Crafted Goods into the homes of our loyal customers and friends. The "other boss", aka my husband, has been hard at work designing a simple yet quaint farm stand space here in the woods of North Idaho that we can utilize throughout the year, highlighting fresh grown and value-added goods as the seasons change.
Imagine driving into the woods to pick up a TRULY farm-fresh apple or pumpkin pie - apples and pumpkins grown on site, a little kiss of our very own Bunco Raw Honey to sweeten the filling, farm-fresh eggs and local heavy cream washed over the top to produce that perfectly golden flaky crust? That's just one little crumb of what you can look forward to when this farm stand takes shape. Follow us on our social media to stay updated on future farm stand dates! We hope to have a few pop-up farm stands as we approach the Holidays!