She made a promise to her husband to maintain their tree farm going

WOOSTER, Ohio — For Rita Dush, Christmas timber maintain many meanings.

“Stewardship of the land, magnificence, and happiness for households,” mentioned Dush, proprietor of Pine Tree Barn in Wooster.

On the barn, there’s a checklist of several types of timber that take some time to develop. “It is often about eight years earlier than we harvest,” mentioned Brad Moore, Pine Tree Farm’s nursery supervisor.

It additionally takes time to select the proper tree. As soon as prospects decide, they lower them down, shake out the pines and wrap them as much as go. Although the tree could final a month or two, the enjoyment carries ceaselessly.

“It’s the Christmas spirit — you make households pleased. You see little youngsters which can be pleased,” mentioned Moore.

It’s not simply the superb experiences and reminiscences that final for patrons. For Dush, Pine Tree Barn holds a deeper which means.

She misplaced her husband two years in the past as we speak. Roger and Rita constructed Pine Tree from the roots of Roger’s household farm, Yuletide Tree Farm, 40 years in the past. They by no means anticipated it will be as large as it’s as we speak, however they made a promise to one another.

“We knew we weren’t going to dwell ceaselessly, and we each needed some farm to proceed. That is why I am nonetheless doing it, and I am positive if I have been him and he have been right here, he’d be nonetheless doing it too,” mentioned Rita.

And so each smile she sees on the farm brings her pleasure.

“It’s great, completely great, particularly with the little youngsters, however they’re smiling and pleased and bouncy,” mentioned Dush.

Rita sees eight years of labor, when Roger was by her facet, dropped at life.

“It offers me a cause for being, I miss him,” she mentioned.

The farm is open 9 a.m. to five p.m. each day, and so they have a present store and restaurant on the property. For more information on Pine Tree Barn click on here.

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