It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Paul Bunyan's Farm and Nursery as they prepare their Christmas trees for the holiday season.
Susan Lopes, business owner and Christmas tree farmer at Paul Bunyan's Farm & Nursery, said she looks forward to this time of year because she loves seeing the joy the trees bring families.
"I think I have the best job in the whole world. I love, love growing Christmas trees," said Lopes.
She spends her days out in the field making sure every tree is perfect.
"I live Christmas year round. When you grow Christmas trees, it's Christmas every day around here, at least for me," said Lopes.
Even though the pandemic canceled a lot of activities and events, it didn’t cancel Christmas and the beginning of the farm’s annual tree tagging in September.
"It was a really special time for them," said Lopes. "And for me, knowing all my hard work in the summer months paid off."
In a way, the farm provides a sense of normalcy for some in a time far from normal.
"That's one of the reasons people enjoyed themselves so much, because they were able to remove their masks when they got to the field and stay apart from each other," said Lopes.
She said it’s been no different for her, either. Although everyone is required to wear masks and social distance, social distancing is easy working in the field. Lopes said she’s been busy working on the Fraser Firs.
"Those are going to be the trees around mid-November or so, maybe even a little earlier," said Lopes. "Once we have a couple hard frost, I am able to go in and harvest these trees. And we harvest plenty of them, have them for sale for those customers who missed the tagging season."
If you haven't gotten your Christmas tree yet, don't worry. They say you can still call their store and see what trees they have available.