November 23, 2020 | Story by: Aaron Boak | Photos by: ACB Productions
As a full-time video producer and a native of Howell, I am always looking to combine my passion for video and storytelling at a must-stop location.
Every year my family and I search for the perfect Christmas tree, a quest my children, Mccoy, 5, and Sloan, 3, love.
It’s why finding the right Christmas tree — the one Clark Griswold drools over in “Christmas Vacation” — is important. We look no further than Waldock Tree Farm in Howell, where the staff and food, and experience are unmatched.
I mean, as soon as I open my truck doors, we are welcomed by cantaloupe-wide smiles on every employee’s face. Yes, it’s the Christmas season, but this greeting doesn’t seem forced, doesn’t seem fake.
It’s why we keep coming back each year.
Another reason is due to Waldock’s huge selection of trees. Oftentimes, our children run through the different species of trees in a mission to pick out the tree that best suits our house. This year we brought our new puppy, Traeger, who — yep, you guessed it — loves Waldocks, too!
Whether you are in the mood for tree shopping or dipping a warm doughnut into hot cocoa, the Waldocks are the perfect solution to any of your “Nightmare(s) before Christmas.” Our kids usually eat the cinnamon and sugar doughnuts, which are made fresh in front of our faces.
Walking back to the truck — my children already in a sugar coma — we plan the tree decorations, a family tradition since 2014. Add in Michael Buble Christmas music, a sprinkle of snowflake ornaments and a dash of some strong drink (preferably bourbon), and we’ve created the perfect Christmas memory with the perfect Christmas tree.
If you’re considering buying a real Christmas tree, you should check out Waldock Tree Farm. Because it’s never too late to find the perfect Christmas tree.
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Please enjoy this guest blog from our Digital Marketing and Content Manager, Amelia Ritter.
I take macaroni and cheese very seriously. If it’s on a menu, I’m going to order it. My standards for the dish are high….
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March 2, 2021
Please enjoy this guest blog from Livingston County resident, Em Piro.
If you were to google “Happiest Countries in the World”, you would find a list determined by various factors including GDP per capita, life expectancy, and perceived…
Fall Favorites in Livingston County
September 28, 2020
Please enjoy this guest blog from Kristel Lebon of @Detroit_Foodies.
It’s that time of the year again – leaves changing color, temperatures getting cooler, and all your favorite fall flavors being available again on the menu.
There’s certainly a…
Fishing in Livingston County
June 5, 2020
Please enjoy this guest blog from local angler, Kim Stricker.
As a passionate angler and seasoned resident of Livingston County, I’ve had the opportunity to cast a lure in several of the water bodies within the region. There…
Hand-Feeding Birds at Kensington Metropark
April 23, 2020
Please enjoy this guest blog from local photographer, Jocelyn Anderson.
Several years ago the birds along the nature trails at Kensington Metropark learned that it was safe to take food from people’s hands. This trust…