The bags containing this year's harvest of "Xenia's VSOP" ( Very Special Old Preserve) catnip are curing in the shop.
It had been a very snowy early December in Central Massachusetts that year, and the snow was deep on the high slopes of the woodlot in which we were tree hunting. We had been coming to this tree farm for years, and our children already knew the routine which brought them the most joy
A few years after the "Shotgun Christmas," I was introduced to another Christmas tree hunt style.
Growing up in Manhattan, my idea of the forest was the little woods in the parks I played in. The lore of Christmas tree hunting was restricted.
What's your favorite holiday, tipple? Wassail, red wine or white, Eggnog with a kick of brandy?
There are many ways to hunt for the family Christmas Tree.