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Cat Spring farm offers Christmas tree, taste of holiday spirit

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Posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010 7:40 am

Nestled in Cat Spring is a business that caters to Christmas.

There are no festive colorful lights for sale, or the must-have gifts for mom, dad or the kids.

No, these wide-open eight acres are filled with a different kind of holiday tradition – Christmas trees.

With Thanksgiving in the past, and Christmas only a few weeks away, families will soon be headed out to find that perfect Christmas tree to grace their homes, and chances are, the Cat Spring Christmas Tree Farm has a tree to fit the bill.

In their second year of business, Rick and Tina White and Becky Stanford offer Christmas traditions rolled into one package.

Many of the old-fashioned Christmas ideas can be enjoyed while looking for the traditional tree, like sipping hot chocolate or apple cider.

The Whites and Stanford live on-site and said they have a great time with all visitors, and with all who love the festive atmosphere.

Comprised of eight acres of specially grown Christmas trees, the farm offers the opportunity for a family to come, and cut their own tree, making the choice together. Yet, this is not the only attraction to be found.

Opening in 2009 for the first time, Rick White noted that people find a great treasure of things to do. The farm offers hayrides, throwing horseshoes, and a campfire going, subject to regulations and authorities.

The farm has a gift shop, housed in an original mid-1800’s house.

Most trees offered on the farm are Virginia Pine, but there are also Leyland Cypress trees, an alternative to pine, for those with pine allergies.

The Whites and Stanford also highlight the environmentally-friendly atmosphere, and encourage recycling trees. They note that the farm’s trees are not quick to lose needles, since they are kept in the moist, fertile soil until cutting.

In their first year of operation, the Cat Spring Christmas Tree Farm created an opportunity for families to get excited together. That is a major part of the purpose of the farm, and one which is most enjoyed by the owners.

Cat Spring Christmas Tree Farm can be reached from Sealy by going nine miles west on FM 1094, with a right turn on Schaffner Road.  The entrance to the farm is three-fourths of a mile from FM 1094, on the left side of Schaffner Road, and marked with a sign.

The farm is opened until Christmas with hours as Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to dusk. For more information visit the farm’s website at www.catspringfarms.com.

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