Christmas Time in Alleghany County, NC

Many Christmas memories are fueled by smells.  The aroma of citrus reminds some of a time when an orange was considered an exotic treat that was found in Christmas stockings. Ginger bread and apple cider bring to mind a grandmother’s kitchen and the anticipation of gifts (which more often than not was a pair of socks).  A whiff of peppermint transforms us all back to childhood where we peeled the plastic from a red and white candy cane.  Those smells are an integral part of our Christmas experience. But nothing stirs those memories like the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree.

 Papa Goats Tree Farm

Papa Goats Tree Farm

Here in Alleghany County, the hills are flush with the smell of harvested trees accented with crisp mountain air.  As families wander the tree farms in search of the perfect tree, the children often pull their hands along the low hanging branches, releasing a scent that will they will forever connect to Christmas.  The entire tree experience, from cutting to baling to lashing to the top of the car to the eventual placement in the home, is wrapped up in a fragrance that is unique to Frazier Firs.

 River Hill Tree Farm

River Hill Tree Farm

And, don’t forget while you are here, stop by our local merchants.  You may be greeted with a cup of spiced cider, a ginger bread man and a candy cane.