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Up in the Mountains hunting for that perfect tree!!!

Nov 18th, 2012 by kris | 0

It might seem early for some as Thanksgiving is not till next week, but you need to be first to get the best!

This year we were searching for a very special 18-20 foot tree to for my daughter’s living room with its 40 foot ceiling. As she is currently in Asia, she entrusted me to find that Special Tree!! Lots of responsibility!

But, off we went to Crest Ranch, the oldest Christmas choose and cut tree farm in California, maybe the whole West!

It is a beautiful drive up into the mountains above UC Santa Cruz and up the coast from Sand Rock Farm.

I thought an 18-20 foot tree might be a challenge, but not for Louise, the Jensen’s daughter, who with her husband Ed take care of the hundreds of acres of trees and open up the ranch to the public for six weeks in the Holiday season.

Louise directed us to the tall trees around the property and we soon found The Tree.

We tagged it, paid for it, photographed it and sent on the picture to our family, hoping they will approve, as the tall trees, go very fast! If they like it, they will come chop it down when they get home before Christmas.

Of course, while there I also got a tree to stand in front of Sand Rock Farm’s antique mirror in the living room and one for my cottage as well. With an arm full of greens, we are well on our way to Christmas decorating.

The trees won’t go up till December 1st, but we will keep them in water and know that we have the freshest and the best! (We will highlight the ‘dressed’ trees in the next blog.

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