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It took lost crops, 16-hour days and 32 years of callouses, but [Steve] Penland figures he’s not only fulfilling his own dreams – he’s selling memories of them to others. Each Christmas for more than a quarter of a century, he and his wife Judy have helped families select, chop and haul Christmas trees home from their 100-acre York farm to build holiday memories.
“Selling trees is so much fun,” said Judy, a former school teacher. “Christmas is a happy time, and we are part of their Christmas.
This year, they planted 4,000 Christmas trees that will be ready for harvest in the year 2005. Each member of the family prepared soil, sprayed, and individually shaped each evergreens twice on 60 acres devoted to Christmas trees. Pruning trees twice each year to improve the shape is only partially for aesthetic reasons.