Shelton's Christmas Tree Farm was started by Gib Shelton in the 1950s. A local scoutmaster of Troop 19, he decided to plant evergreens as a scout project. From there it expanded into a Christmas tree farm. He and his wife, Virginia (Vee), lived in a farm-style house (shown right) that had a lot of character to say the least. People often referred to it as the "Gingerbread House."
Gib's son, Robert (Bob) Shelton, and his wife, Paula, built their house (now the main office) across the street in 1983 after Bob retired from the Navy. Bob & Paula took over the farm in 1990 after Vee passed away. Gib continued to entertain with his inventions, music, and wood carving hobbies up until his passing in 2003.
Now the infamous "Gingerbread House" is occupied by Bob & Paula's son, Erik, and his wife, Renyel. You may notice some changes and improvements to the house each year you visit. As of June 2009, Erik & Renyel added a new edition to the farm...future tree cutter (Grandpa Bob wishes), Alan Robert Shelton.
Grandson, Alan Shelton, is top row, third from left.
Original "Gingerbread House"
CAN YOU FIND THE CHRISTMAS CACHE?
Our daughter-in-law loves geocaching and we thought, why not hide a cache on the farm?! Do you know what geocaching is all about? Or have you no clue what we're talking about? Either way, follow this link to the official geocaching site for instructions on how to find our Christmas Cache! Remember, don't let the muggles see what you're up to!