At this point it is safe to say that we are going to have a very white Christmas here in Emmet County. Of course our 20 acres remain open for those hardy souls who wish to venture out and cut their own Christmas tree (and kudos to those families who braved a winter travel advisory to do so!). But the conditions are also perfect this year for those who like backcountry skiing or snowshoeing.
Did you already cut your tree, back when the ground was dry? Or did you purchase a pre-cut? Or maybe you just drove by our farm, and wondered what's back there? (Answer: a lot of pine!) Well, feel free to make a return visit with your skis or snowshoes, and check out the winter transformation. Our farm is open to the public during business hours (Wed-Sunday, 10-5:00) for those who wish to enjoy some winter sports, at no cost.
As of Friday, Dec. 15, we have about a foot of fresh powder in the back, and a couple of miles of 2-track to explore. The gradual incline of our land provides a fun, easy ride down to the back of our farm, while still being manageable for beginner skiers. We hope to see you one last time, before we close for the season (our last day is Christmas Eve at noon).