Daily Update

Our Daily Update blog for the latest news and weather from the farm.

Christmas Eve, 2013

posted Dec 23, 2013, 7:56 PM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 24, 2013, 9:53 AM by Steven Wolff ]

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A poem from my daughter's school with perspective on the metaphorical link between trees, growth, stability and children....
Merry Christmas!

Fire & Ice

posted Dec 17, 2013, 4:46 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 17, 2013, 8:00 PM by Steven Wolff ]

Scenes from the farm.....
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

Merry Christmas

posted Dec 16, 2013, 4:39 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 16, 2013, 6:01 AM by Steven Wolff ]

We are now closed for tree sales in 2013. A final thanks to everyone who came out to the farm this year and in the past. It was truly great to see and talk to many of our old-line loyal customers (Hi, Glen) as well as to meet the many new families and young folks who took time to visit Snickers Gap. Everyone who values a day in the country and a natural, fresh Christmas tree is our future, and we plan on being here for many years to come.
We begin the process today of taking inventory of our trees, planning our planting schedule for this spring, and actually preparing our family for Christmas! As always, if you have special needs, you can call or email and we'll do our best to accommodate your tree needs in the future.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The Wolff Family

Sunday, December 15th

posted Dec 15, 2013, 5:02 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 15, 2013, 5:57 AM by Steven Wolff ]

The playful snows of yesterday appear to be gone this morning, I see touches of blue sky thought the clouds and we expect just passing clouds and sun throughout the day with temperatures in the mid 30's. If you are coming out, we still have 4-5 inches of snow on the ground and some in the trees, bring appropriate boots, hats, gloves, etc. Also, if you have all wheel or 4 wheel drive, our parking area is still a bit slick, it would ease your movement at the farm if you bring that vehicle. If you are looking for large trees, please ask at the red parking shack or the main barn for some specific instruction and ideas.
Today will be our last day of tree sales for 2013 - we continue to have a great selection of trees, and our closing now assures our tree supply for future years. Finn's Snack Shack will be cooking up hot pretzels under the big green tent, and they also have snack items and drinks. Our hot Rinker's cider awaits you at the barn, where we still have our farm-fresh wreaths, garland and other local items for sale.
A sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to visit the farm this year or in the past. We know that your time is of the greatest value, choosing to spend some of it and Snickers Gap in order to select a fresh Christmas tree keeps us motivated at the farm!!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The Wolff Family

Saturday, December 14th

posted Dec 14, 2013, 3:49 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 14, 2013, 5:27 AM by Steven Wolff ]

Good morning, it around 6:30am, we're getting ready for our final weekend of tree sales in 2013. We are open today and tomorrow, 9am until dark. We will close for the season at sundown tomorrow, Sunday December 15th. We have light snow falling, and my professional weather guru tells me that we can expect a "wintry mix" beginning mid-morning and lasting throughout the day. If the weather for Winchester verifies as opposed to Leesburg, it would probably be mostly snow; if Leesburg is the better model, perhaps more ice? Either way, prepare for old man winter to present you with weather fit for Rudolf & Santa, bring boots, gloves, weather proof jackets, etc. We still have around 5 inches of snow on the ground, and we may be adding to that! If you have all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicles, please bring them. Everyone should be able to park on our gravel lot today, but our driveway and lot can get slippery with snow.
We continue to have a nice selection of our Mountain Slow Grown Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce and Colorado Blue Spruce. If you are looking for BIG trees, we have a huge inventory of beautiful Blue Spruce up to 14' tall. Please note that if you are seeking a very large tree, we may not be able wrap it in our balers; you may want to bring a pickup or other vehicle that can accommodate an unbaled tree. Talk to us at the barn or parking shack for more details.
We look forward to seeing you at the farm!
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

Friday, December 13th

posted Dec 13, 2013, 4:27 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 13, 2013, 7:52 AM by Steven Wolff ]

A pink sunrise is over the snowy farm with the Blue Ridge in the southern horizon this morning, a nice day to get outside in the refreshing winter scene and select a Christmas tree! Sunday, December 15th will be our last day of tree sales in 2013. We are open today, 12 noon until dark, and Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th from 9am until dark. We have a nice selection of our Mountain Slow Grown Douglas Fir, Norway Spruce, and Colorado Blue Spruce, with a tremendous amount of big Blue Spruce up to 14 feet tall.
We look forward to seeing you!
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

December 12th

posted Dec 12, 2013, 4:37 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 12, 2013, 6:26 AM by Steven Wolff ]

Just a brief reminder that we are open today, 12 noon until dark. The farm is beautiful and snowy, be sure to dress yourself and your children with appropriate boots & gloves. We continue to have a great selection of trees, including very large Colorado Blue Spruce, up to 14 feet tall!!! Our beautiful farm made wreaths are available in the barn as well as a selection of tree stands and other items.
You may want to bring your all wheel or 4 wheel drive vehicle today, regular cars are fine as well, just be careful entering and exiting the farm.
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

December 11th, 2013

posted Dec 11, 2013, 4:33 AM by Steven Wolff

With two weeks left until Christmas, we have a beautiful, frozen white scene at the farm, with the sun peeking above the eastern horizon. We are open today 12 noon until dark, I suggest all wheel or 4 wheel drive if you have such a vehicle, if not, just drive carefully as you enter and exit the farm.
It will be refreshingly cold with sunshine and temperatures around 30 degrees, perfect for enjoying a snowy hike around the farm.  We have perhaps 8 inches of snow on the ground, so bring appropriate boots, hats, gloves, etc., for the kids and yourself.  Our hot spiced Rinker's cider awaits you at the barn, and we look forward to seeing you!
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

Snow & 4 Wheel Drive Only 12/10

posted Dec 10, 2013, 5:56 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 8:44 AM by Steven Wolff ]

Good morning, we have around 5 inches of new snow on top of the 6 inches of ice and snow from Sunday/Monday, and our driveway/entrance requires that you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to enter. Please do not attempt to come to the farm today with 2 wheel drive. We do not have any ability to tow or move your vehicle if you become stuck, and it is likely you will block our driveway.  
Expect relatively deep snow if you are coming out, bring boots, gloves and full snow gear. Given these conditions, we will not be able to assist at all with bringing your tree in from the field. Bring appropriate manpower to cut and pull your tree to the main barn... also bring your cameras to capture the beautiful scenery.
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

Closed Today, Monday December 9th due to ice!

posted Dec 9, 2013, 5:46 AM by Steven Wolff   [ updated Dec 11, 2013, 4:35 AM ]

Good morning, we are
closed today, Monday December 9th due to severe ice at the farm. Our entry is impassable, and the trees are completely encased in a 1/4 inch or more of ice. We plan on opening tomorrow, but check back for updates. 
Happy Holidays
The Wolff Family

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