The home of fresh Christmas trees 
 
 
How did Rocky get his name? 
Rocky and Neil 
DORA:- 4yrs old. Mum is Holly and Dad is Ash 
She was named after the popular children's character Dora The Explorer 
This month we meet Holly. 
Holly is the oldest of our female reindeer. She is the Mum to all our youngsters, 
Holly, on the left, with Hazel. 
This month I will give you a little insight into the history and character of NOG, one of our oldest reindeer. 
The dictionary explanation of Reindeer (plural reindeers) :- A deer of the tundra subarctic regions of Eurasia and North America. Both sexes of which have large branching antlers. Most Eurasion reindeer are domesticated and used for drawing sledges, as a source of milk, flesh and hide. Called Caribou in North America. 
The madness of Christmas is behind us and now the job of pulling it all together begins................... 
As we have discovered in my previous blogs that the Christmas tree was established well before it is popularly thought that Prince Albert did, but he and Queen Victoria really took the tradition of Christmas to heart and are responsible for popularising it...  
This month is all about getting the trees into the "right" shape and making sure the plantations are weed free. Hans and Paul have been out on the tractor cutting the weeds down and Kristien has been brush cutting in the plantation next to the retail area. 
This is the month for "leader reduction". A special solution is rollered on to the very top part of the Christmas Trees to stop them becoming too long. Noone likes the star at the top of their tree to be miles away from the rest of the decorations!  
See the work being done at the farm in May. They are levelling out the roads, bird sticks are going up, our trees are starting to "flush"............ 
Santa Fir Christmas Tree Farm 
Guildford Road, Shamley Green, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0SQ 
Tel: 01483 271770 | Email: julie@hatrim.co.uk 
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