Tag: Christmas tree

My children, nieces and nephews with my grandpa Frank Deeds who served in WWII.

Veterans and an attitude of service

Life is not all about “me.” Life is about serving others — not ourselves — and agriculture has a unique way of teaching this key value. An attitude of service always seems to be a bit more prevalent in rural agricultural areas (at least to me). The act of caring for the soil, tending to [...]

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Ohio Christmas Tree Association announces winning trees

Kaleidoscope Farms of Hancock County won Grand Champion honors in the 2014 Ohio Christmas Tree Association’s state contest that took place at the Ohio State Fair. This year’s winning tree was a Black Hill Spruce. The Reserve Champion was a Norway Spruce and was exhibited by Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm in Trumbull County. Both will have the opportunity [...]

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Christmas tree carry

Christmas tree growers celebrate in February

Our son recently got an ear infection and had to take medicine twice a day for 10 days. My wife’s keen perception caught the malady very early and the ear infection was not bad, but the twice-daily battle that followed was quite serious. I would guess the problem is fairly common in four-year-old boys — [...]

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OCTA winter meeting

Jan. 18, 2014 is the date for the Ohio Christmas Tree Association (OCTA) Winter Meeting to take place at The Reese Center on the Newark campus of The Ohio State University in Newark. Mike Gutridge and the Winter Meeting Committee have put together a great meeting that will be highlighted by Shearing Canaans, Understanding Tree [...]

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Joel Berry’s pesticide-free philosophy of varied species and varied ages results in a stand of trees that vary in height and age.

Twinsberry Tree Farm keeps customers coming back

Personal attention and a wide variety of trees keep customers coming back to Twinsberry Christmas Tree Farm year after year to celebrate the season. Now with the third generation of Berry family members working, Twinsberry Farm continues a tradition it began in the 1970s. “We sell trees commercially as well as have pre-cut and cut-your-own [...]

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Storeyland takes top honors in Christmas tree contest at the Ohio State Fair

Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm of Trumbull County won Grand Champion honors in the 2013 Ohio Christmas Tree Association’s state contest that took place at the Ohio State Fair. This year’s winning tree was a Norway Spruce. The Reserve Champion was a Korean Fir exhibited by TwinsBerry Tree Farm in Wayne County. Both will have the [...]

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