Our first seasonal from the farm.
Our Christmas trees have matured to a point that we harvested a few for friends and family and then crafted seasonal wreaths for those of you that couldn't visit during the holidays. Becky included a few handmade quilted "bowl cozys". This was a great experience and something we hope to continue.
The seasonal wreath is made from the native Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) and boughs of Virginia Pine (Pinus virginiana). The Eastern Red Cedar is the most abundant evergreen in Democrat Hollow, widespread along the rocky soils and limestone outcrops of the property. We began growing the Virginia Pine, also known as the “Southern Christmas Tree,” five years ago. We now sustain a tree plot of about 150 trees on a six-year rotation, along with a small orchard, vineyard, berries, lavender, wildflowers, and bees.