Plow Farms couldn't have picked a better day for the 2nd Annual Newfoundland Pull.
Nestled in the Pennsylvania countryside, Plow Farms has been a part of family tradition for the past 30 years. The family-run Christmas tree farm is the place to be if you're looking for an authentic holiday experience. They have acres of perfectly trimmed trees, wagon rides, and hot cocoa by the fire. Families plan yearly visits to take it all in, and a visit from over 35 Newfoundland dogs made this holiday season extra special.
Every year, visitors to Plow Farms look forward to seeing Lillie: the big Newfoundland dog who monitors the parking lot and spends time outside the farm's small shop. She roams freely between the rows of trees and is always happy to greet her many admirers. Her gentle disposition and sweet personality have made her the face of the farm. She's also the inspiration to their newest tradition.
For the second year in a row, Plow Farms hosted the Newfoundland Pull and invited all of Lillie's closest friends. Newfoundland dogs are known for their thick coats and strong bodies, and carting is one of their favorite hobbies. Traditionally, Newfoundland dogs were trained to cart everything from fish straight from the docks to milk and eggs directly to a family's door.
At Plow Farms, the Newfies aren't carting fish or groceries. Once a year, the dogs from New-Pen-Del Newfoundland Club visit the farm to be a part of a grand Christmas tradition. Select dogs are hitched up to traditional draft carts in order to pull the freshly-cut trees in from the fields. It's a one-of-a-kind experience, and this year's event was extra magical.
A mild winter storm blanketed Plow Farms with fresh powder just in time for the dogs to do their work. Families traveled through the flurries to meet the big dogs and take part in the experience. The charming scene of Newfies pulling in fresh-cut trees with snowflakes clinging to their coats drew crowds of bundled-up patrons. Barb and Butch Himes from Narvon, PA, made the trek on snowy roads to take part in the day.
Barb told Wide Open Pets:
"It was an awesome way to spend a snowy day. I will definitely go again next year."
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Lillie joined the big group of dogs in the celebration, and crowds gathered around to warm their hands by doling out pets and belly rubs. Some dogs pulled carts while others trained as therapy animals greeted guests with warm noses and soft fur.
Since the start of the 2017 season, Plow Farms has welcomed over 2,000 families into their fields - a new record! They delight in sharing the most wonderful time of the year with the visitors (both human and canine) who make the farm a yearly tradition.
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