The driveway at the farm.
I am a minimalist when it comes to Christmas decorations. I am a fan of neither the Victorian aesthetic nor the mall aesthetic.
Some of their barns, wreaths, hens and sheep.
So my favorite decorations are the wreaths. I get them from the same place I have been getting them for the last 15 years - a nearby farm where we also go for our CSA.
This year the farm owners invited me to come inside, and see their wreath-making in practice. I jumped at the chance.
The same lovely people who work at the CSA and the farm stand also come over and help him. They first do the gathering of the different kinds of branches around the farm, including boxwood, cedar and holly. They then assemble the wreaths around the wood stove.
It wasn't long before I was sitting down and joining them. They may offer wreath making classes next year, so I was a perfect test subject.
While making one wreath is satisfying, I gained a new respect for the hundreds that they made.
I proudly took my artifact home (and as silly as it sounds, I really was proud). Although I meant the fence to be a temporary home, it looks so right that I might just have to get another.