Families waited in line at Richards Christmas Tree Farm on Sunday for a horse pulled wagon to pick them. This wagon brings them to find their perfect Christmas tree.
“They get off the wagon and mosey around the trees and if there is some snow, sometimes they have a snowball fight and they just enjoy time with their family out in in the Christmas trees. They choose a tree, they get on the next wagon and come back,” Said Gaye Richards co-owner of Richards Christmas Tree Farm.
As families arrive back on the wagons, they are greeted with hot cider and their tree wrapped nicely in netting. These wagon rides have become quite a tradition over the years, carrying families since 1991! On Saturday, the Richards family rode on a horse drawn wagon, something they have done many times. This time, Gaye Richards son made it one to remember.
Lucas Richards told us, “I’ve been planning for two months, I got her family to come up, my dad drove the wagon, my mom came up. They met for the first time after a year and we rode all the way out back on our first sleigh ride together and I got down on one knee and she said yes.”
These Wagon rides are a wonderful experience whether you are proposing, picking out your first tree or picking out your 100th tree. These wagon rides are only available two weekends out of the season, and use one team of their own, semi-retired horses meaning they only work these four days a year. Gaye told us that they also hire out two other teams of horses from Chad and Charlie Putnam.
If you haven’t gotten your Christmas tree yet or would just like to take a wagon ride, Richards Christmas Tree Farm will be offering them next Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th.