This years trip to get a christmas tree with filled with the unexpected. An unexpected bout of gastroenteritis in our family kept us closer to home. Unexpectedly we had the opportunity to visit a different local family owned nursery than our usual farm.
I wasn't sure what we'd find at Whitfill Nursery...
I sure didn't expect to love it!
I was so happily and unexpectedly surprised to find free roaming ducks...
Chickens, chicks, kittens (with collars), even puppies on leashes.
Old rusty barrels of fire, and a good 'ol John Deer!
Finding a place close to home (10 minutes), with candy canes, and cocoa, with the comforts of a farm, that is local, and family run...
Its like finding the a great rock, or seashell.
The feeling of unearthing a treasure.
Possibly the begging of a new tradition..
That's the kind of special that I look for during the holidays.
We'll be back to this place, maybe for a fruit tree, and hopefully for next years christmas tree.
Even with all my planning, I know you never really know what to expect.
Its not the destination, it the whole experience.
Life is all about the journey.