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‘It’s about tradition’: Oney’s Christmas tree farm for sale after 40 years in Peterson family

“Growing Christmas trees is not just about planting them green-side-up,” Dawn Peterson said. Before modern tools, Peterson’s husband, Ron, sheared trees with a machete in an up-and-down motion “all day long.” Even now, the workday is long. On the day before The Woodstock Independent visited, Dawn had sheared trees from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)
If your Thanksgiving travels had you driving north on Route 47 from the interstate as you headed back to Woodstock on the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday after the holiday, you […]
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