North Spoon - a Christmas Tree farm experience

Growing up, I would dream with my dad about what our "ranch" might be called one day...we would talk about what if we 'hit it big' and we landed a ranch ( a farm), what would we call this place? One day, without hesitation, my dad looked across the truck as we drove down the gravel driveway to feed our horses, and proclaimed to me he knew exactly what we would call our dream ranch: The North Spoon.

That day, a name was born and a memory was planted within a young man's heart. I'm not sure if my dad was fishing for a title, sufficing the dreams of his son, or dreaming of what might be for himself....but one thing we know: we never forgot the name.

When Olivia and I felt the prompting from the Lord to seek out land, we began praying about what 'this place' would be like and what we hoped for. It wasn't long and we felt this impression in our hearts to consider starting a Christmas Tree farm! There's a cross-story here where another dear family in our community had taken us in as friends and were big fans of Young Life and it's mission. Through the process of watching God provide a small farm for our family, our affinity for raising up Christmas trees and serving our community continued to rise. One day, I discussed this with the late Steve Lockett, and how we felt like whenever they were ready to get out of the Christmas tree business, we would have an interest in getting in! He only encouraged our involvement even more so!

As time went by, and Steve went to be with the Lord, the Lockett family had learned of our desire. They began helping us with resources in the tree business and some quality counsel along the way (still much to learn). The outcome of this long time friendship with our family and the Lockett family at Buttermilk Farms has been deep friendship, shared memories and the onset of The North Spoon Christmas Tree Farm at our home and small farm along with a second location - we are continuing a long tradition of Norway Spruce Christmas trees at Buttermilk Farms! We felt like with the birth of our pipe dream come true, the extension of grace and tidings of joy from the Lockett family, we wanted to honor our friend and mentor, Steve Lockett.

Each year we will open up the Christmas Tree season with 'opening weekend' at Buttermilk Farms for the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to continue this long line of tradition.

Bare with us as we re-grow some trees and re-establish a presence on that farm.

Grow with us as we develop a new tradition at our home and show you our progress each year as we raise up White Pine, Virginia Pine, and Douglas Fir trees with some Norway Spruces mixed in! During the interim and more than likely over time, we will keep offering fresh cut Fraser Firs from the North Carolina Appalachias!

All are welcome! Come on out for a Christmas Tree Farm experience: hayrides, hot chocolate, bonfires, our farm animals, and certainly Christmas Trees and Christmas wreaths for your family!

Blessings to you and yours!

Andy Ogle


North Spoon Christmas Trees owned & operated by Andy & Olivia Ogle and their family.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SOLD OUT - THANK YOU!

Dear Friends,

We are so thankful for your business and support. 

Friends,

We are sold out of Christmas Trees! 

On behalf of the Ogle family, THANK YOU for coming out to both locations this Christmas Tree season and spending your time and investment with us. We truly hope your Christmas will be a tender time to celebrate the coming of the King & the joy set before Him...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A few trees left - come pick one up - for less!

Friends,

It's been a great ride this year - we are down to our last Christmas Trees!!

We would LOVE to help you find your Christmas Tree, we are limited to four remaining 5-6' Fraser Firs and two 6-7' White Pines! 

Their price? Let's sell them for less (in honor of a fun season) !!

$30 for the FF

$25 for the White Pines!!

We are only available on appointment basis at this time. We will send out an update for our celebration of a successful Christmas Tree season as we declare Norh Spoon Christmas Tree Farm closed for the season starting this weekend!

Come help us sell every last tree we have - spread the word!

Blessings,

The Ogles


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Trees UPDATE

Christmas Trees still remaining:


5-6' Fraser Fir: 4 trees
6-7' Fraser Fir: 3 trees

6-8' White Pine: 3 trees

Sold out:

Norway Spruce
4-5' Fraser Fir
7-8' Fraser Fir
8-9' Fraser Fir

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Trees by Appointment & Open Saturday 10 AM

FRASER FIR CHRISTMAS TREES AVAILABLE STILL! 

CALL US / EMAIL US TO SET UP A TIME TO PICK UP A TREE THIS WEEK. 

We will not be fully open (full experience = hayride, bonfire, farm animals, hot chocolate, etc.) until Saturday 12/9 at 10 AM at our Loudon Ridge farm; however, you can call us and set up a time to come and pick out a tree! 

Christmas Tree numbers are very limited:

Fraser Fir

8-9 feet - SOLD OUT

7-8 feet: 3-4 remaining

6-7 feet: 8-10 remaining 

5-6 feet: 5-6 remaining 

4-5 feet: 1 remaining

White Pine

6-8 feet - 3 remaining 

Come and see us! 

Thanks so much for making North Spoon Christmas Trees a part of your family Christmas this season! 

-The Ogles 

Sunday, December 3, 2017

OPEN TODAY - SUNDAY AFTERNOON 2 PM - DARK

WE ARE OPEN TODAY!

We are sold out of choose-and-cut Norway Spruce trees & our Buttermilk Farms location is closed for the season.


WE ARE OPEN AT OUR LOUDON RIDGE FARM
(CLICK ON LINK AT THE LEFT OF THIS PAGE FOR DIRECTIONS)


We have Fraser Fir Christmas Trees (fresh cut from NC) & a small number of White Pine Christmas Trees remaining.

Come on out for a hayride, hot chocolate and to preview our up-and-coming trees out in the field.

-The Ogles

Friday, December 1, 2017

Good news - MORE TREES!!

Friends,

More Fraser Firs will arrive at our farm just in time for tomorrow's 10 AM opening! We are thrilled to be able to provide your family with a quality Fraser Fir Christmas Tree from NC - even in the midst of a national tree shortage. 

Tidings of Joy,

The Ogles 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Trees are limited

Friends,
As you may have heard, Christmas trees are in shortages this season. Our farm is no exception to this! While we are working to locate more trees for your family, we are limited to our remaining inventory!

Currently, for our second Saturday opening we have approximately 25 trees! (Last weekend was a tremendous success - thank you to all the families who joined us!)

There are several 5-6' Fraser Firs, 6-7' Fraser Firs, a few 7-8' Fraser Firs and still some White Pines remaining that range from 6-8 feet.


We hope you'll join us this Saturday as we have a bonfire, hayrides, free hot chocolate and our farm animals running around !

We hope you'll create some memories and traditions with us!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

OPEN TODAY 2 PM

Hey folks we are open today at our Loudon Ridge farm

2 pm - Dark


4123 Loudon Ridge Road 37771


We have a few white pines in several Fraser fir Christmas trees available.  Come early if you're looking for a larger tree!

 Hayrides, bonfire, hot chocolate and even frisbee golf if you like!

-The Ogles

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OPENING DAY TOMORROW 10 AM!

We open at Buttermilk Farms tomorrow morning (Friday November 24th) at 10 AM!

We will have:

Choose & Cut

Norway Spruce - $45
(Minimum height required)

Fresh Cuts
(Limited numbers)

Fraser Fir - prices vary

White Pine - $30



Hayrides, bonfire and some hot chocolate along way, too!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fall turns to Christmas preparations = a Farm Experience

 (Steve Lockett & family @ Buttermilk Farms) 
(Andy Ogle & sons Wyatt and Boone) 

As we look back over the years, Buttermilk Farms founder, Steve Lockett, was a great source of encouragement and counsel for the Ogle family and our pipe dream of starting / running our very own Christmas Tree farm! Many days we would sit under those trees (top right of tractor pic) and he would listen to stories of how Young Life ministry was going and how the Ogle family was doing. He would always smile and point us in a good direction - indeed, a good man.

As we would cut down our tree every year, the richness and experience grew! Our hope for you is quite the same - we hope you'll join us this year as we raise up trees at our home and we re-plant moving forward at Buttermilk Farms.

What will the atmosphere be like? 

Nostalgic. A farm feel. Hayrides, Hot Chocolate, fun farm animals, a few Ogle family members and perhaps some friends with a smile on our face saying "hi" and "Merry Christmas"! 

Come join us this season...

Opening November 24th 10 AM 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Last Day to Pre-order your Christmas Tree!!

Today, October 30th is the last day we can accept the discounted pre-order of Christmas Trees.

You may still order and pay for your trees online with our order form, but prices will be our standard price list.

Coming soon....OPENING DAY DETAILS!!

-NSF

(PRE-ORDER LINK LISTED ON OUR HOME PAGE) 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Christmas Tree season is upon us!!

Friends,

A few things are happening around our tree farm!

We are trimming around our young Virginia Pines, White Pines, and Douglas Firs at our Loudon Ridge home location and we are prepping the tree field with Norway Spruces over at our Buttermilk Farms location!

The stage is set to have a really fun Christmas Tree season for our friends and family around Loudon County!

Would you like to pre-order your family Christmas Tree? It's a chance to save by ordering and paying early! If so, please click on the link to the right of this page (desktop version) or just click HERE.

Pre-orders must be submitted and paid within the next couple of weeks as inventory is going like candy from the farms we buy from in the mountains! (we said 10/31/17 deadline, but that date is getting loose and leaning earlier!)

We will announce our 2017 Christmas Season Hours very soon so your family can begin planning.


We welcome your social media follows, comments and support! Find us on Facebook and Instagram as @northspoon.christmastrees 

NOTICE:  North Spoon Christmas Tree Farm will sometimes be referred to as "NSF".

-ao