Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Treets

No, it's not a misspelling, but, a play on holiday "treats" because this is about decorated Christmas trees.

We've been in NH the past week and took a road trip to the Sticks and Stones Farm in Barnstead, NH, which was hosting its 4th annual Festival of Trees. This event takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving and is a fundraiser for several area organizations through an admission fee.

Farm owners invite local businesses, organizations and individuals to decorate trees that are displayed outdoors on the farm. Visitors vote for their favorites using pennies placed in containers near each tree. Previously, the festival has hosted 50 decorated trees, but far less this year. After judging and the festival's end, decorated trees are donated to families in need. 

We missed the Friday and Saturday choral groups since we visited on Sunday afternoon, the final day. Still, there was outdoor marshmallow roasting, cookies, cider and hot chocolate treats, and a wagon ride around the farm grounds. 
It was a nice way to spend time before Thanksgiving and to contribute towards a worthwhile event. 


Out on the prairie said...

I wondered where you were. I love rides in a wagon or sleigh. Many around me use that as a main transport as you saw in my last post.

Sandra said...

what a super idea, fun and raising funds at the same time. love those horses.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great idea. We have farms around here that have such activities. I love those horses.

Anonymous said...

I do like the tree with only purple ornaments in it! It just needs a little glitter and it would be perfect.

I do like thet photo with the horses, I hope my neighbors will take out their horses and carriage soon too.

Have a great day!

Emma Springfield said...

Christmas trees are just the prettiest things. I feel good just looking at them.

William Kendall said...

Very colourful trees! Something similar is done here at one of our hotels with tree decorations.

Anvilcloud said...

Some crazy looking trees. Such a nice photo of the horse and wagon.

possum said...

Strange trees. Beautiful horses!