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.

Friday, September 21, 2018

CHRISTMAS TREE SEASON IS NEARING!

Dear Friends,

We are excited that Christmas Tree season is almost upon us! That may seem early to you...but in in the world of Christmas trees...time is of the essence! Our family is looking forward to serving your family this season.

We will have fresh cut Fraser Firs, White Pines, Blue Spruce and it's looking like a few varieties of some other firs (Canaan, Concolor) as well.

Our Choose-and-cut trees are Norway Spruce only! Those trees are very limited this season; so, if you are looking to cut your own tree down this year with us please note: 1) Choose-and-Cut is available only at our Buttermilk Farms location on Thanksgiving weekend only 2) Limited stock means we will sell out fast 3) Come early and 4) We will have plenty of the above mentioned fresh cut (from NC) Christmas Trees for your family to choose from

At either location, your family will receive a Christmas Tree Farm experience while you are on the grounds: Bonfire, Hot Chocolate / Coffee, farm animals, and Hayride (ea. farm offers a slight variation of this classic Christmas experience).


Our Days of operation: 

NSF @ Buttermilk Farms -  November 23rd and 24th 10 AM - Dark

NSF @ Loudon Ridge  - Sunday November 25th 2 PM - Dark 

Beginning Saturday December 1st, 2018 - Loudon Ridge location ONLY

Saturdays: 10 AM - Dark
Sundays: 2 PM - Dark

and by appointment during the week or when special hours apply (TBA)

See you soon!

-The Ogles

ps - as always, we invite you to come and grow with us as we raise up Christmas Trees at both our farm locations. We are excited to share this Christmas season with you.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

New to the Farm: REAL WORLD WILDLIFE PRODUCTS

Friends,

We are excited to announce some changes this coming year for North Spoon Farms!

We have added to our repertoire a passion of our family's which is what we, behind the scenes, refer to as "ODM" or Ogle Deer Management - which, for our family,  means our version of investing in the Whitetail Deer population and outdoor conservation efforts in and around our region in order to increase our outdoor experiences and encounters.

If you are an outdoorsman or outdoorswoman and enjoy hunting or the acts of wildlife conservation and management, you, too will get this endeavor! Our Christmas Tree business and dream is well on its way to healthy growth and good establishment in East Tennessee; Christmas Trees will be our priority as a Christmas Tree Farm and local business moving forward...and now we are adding what we call, North Spoon Farms: Whitetail Influence a division of North Spoon Christmas Tree Farm.






We are looking forward to the future and excited to announce that we are now a dealer for and supplier of REAL WORLD WILDLIFE PRODUCTS (www.realworldwildlifeproducts.com) in addition to having a healthy relationship and access to the following products for your outdoor or whitetail influence needs:

ORCA Coolers

Advanced Takedown Treestands

Sitka Gear

Exodus Outdoor Gear: Exodus Trail Cameras 

DeerGro 

The above companies and their products are accessible through NSF because of Young Life Loudon County & Bent Brow Outdoors!

Please help us welcome these quality companies and their products to the North Spoon Farms family. We hope you will take advantage of all we are offering.

As always, Merry Christmas & High Hopes to you.

-The Ogles