White Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley

We woke up this morning to light flurries of snow that managed to make the world look all pretty and white again. Fortunately it didn’t last long since we had family here. While we didn’t seem to get any pictures of the snow (and I still don’t know how that’s possible), we did get a […]

First Real Snow in the Shenandoah Valley

We’ve had some little flurries, but Thursday’s snowfall is the first real snow of the season. I was out of town visiting family, but as I drove home today, I was once again thankful for our wonderful neighbor Alan. He apparently drove his tractor over the snow in the lane and our driveway to compact […]

Victorian Christmas in Edinburg – Touring the Shenandoah Valley

Historic Marker

I recently spent a cold Saturday night supporting the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce and touring 12 area homes and churches as part of the “Victorian Christmas in Edinburg, 2010 Sixth Annual Candlelight Parlor Tours.” You can view a sites we visited at the Town of Ediburg’s website.

Some of the homeowners were […]

Shenandoah Christmas Trees – Where to Buy

Christmas Tree

In my family, Thanksgiving is the official start to the Christmas decorating season. In the Shenandoah Valley, it starts even earlier, so if you’re like me, you’re already behind!

When you’re ready to buy your tree, you have the option of going to a big-box store, but for about the same price, […]

Mountain View Christmas Tree Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

We had a wonderful time picking and cutting our own Christmas tree at Mountain View Farm outside of Woodstock, Virginia. Just 15 minutes from our home here in the Shenandoah Valley, the friendly owners described the different trees, loaned us a saw, and thoroughly cleaned out the dead needles. They also provided a nice cart […]