WOOSTER, Ohio — For Rita Dush, Christmas bushes maintain many meanings.
“Stewardship of the land, magnificence, and happiness for households,” mentioned Dush, proprietor of Pine Tree Barn in Wooster.
On the barn, there’s a listing of various kinds of bushes that take some time to develop. “It is often about eight years earlier than we harvest,” mentioned Brad Moore, Pine Tree Farm’s nursery supervisor.
It additionally takes time to choose the proper tree. As soon as prospects choose, they minimize them down, shake out the pines and wrap them as much as go. Although the tree could final a month or two, the enjoyment carries eternally.
“It’s the Christmas spirit — you make households pleased. You see little children which can be pleased,” mentioned Moore.
It’s not simply the superb experiences and recollections that final for patrons. For Dush, Pine Tree Barn holds a deeper that means.
She misplaced her husband two years in the past at this time. Roger and Rita constructed Pine Tree from the roots of Roger’s household farm, Yuletide Tree Farm, 40 years in the past. They by no means anticipated it will be as large as it’s at this time, however they made a promise to one another.
“We knew we weren’t going to stay eternally, and we each needed some farm to proceed. That is why I am nonetheless doing it, and I am positive if I had been him and he had been right here, he’d be nonetheless doing it too,” mentioned Rita.
And so each smile she sees on the farm brings her pleasure.
“It’s fantastic, completely fantastic, particularly with the little children, however they’re smiling and pleased and bouncy,” mentioned Dush.
Rita sees eight years of labor, when Roger was by her aspect, delivered to life.
“It offers me a purpose for being, I miss him,” she mentioned.
The farm is open 9 a.m. to five p.m. day-after-day, and so they have a present store and restaurant on the property. For more information on Pine Tree Barn click on here.
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