2016 Newsletter

 Merry Christmas and we wish you health and happiness in 2017!

Life is a journey and I think the trick is to make it never ending, or as Pops used to say, make it look easy!  We don’t get to choose what happens in our lives but we can choose what to do with what we are given.

Our family has been so blessed with owning a 54 acre slice of heaven known as Ty-Lyn Plantation or just plain “HOME” for 23 years.  I have to tell you with mixed emotions that I have sold the farm and am moving to a new phase of life.  As I packed up 23 years of accumulation in a 4000 square foot home and an 8000 square foot barn, I realized that it was not just a business or home.  It was a wonderful culmination of dreams, visions, people and love.  Maybe this is partly what made it so difficult to say goodbye.  Even now as I write this I cry about letting go of what has been my DNA makeup for so long.  It seems I have to redefine who I am once again but I am ready for the new adventure.

I need to catch you up on “your family”;  Tyler has been married to Rachel for 2 years and they love their work and am sure their employers love them.  They bought an adorable house and, I think, are trying to make me a Grandma!  Lynsi has been teaching people about the ecology of mangroves and the sea animals in Key West on SUP and Kayaks.  I want her ABS!!!  She and her boyfriend, Andrew, have refurbished a modern day hippie van and are heading out to discover the good old US of A.  They will land in Alaska and then head out to learn about the world.  I say, “Do it while you are young or old”.  Because I think I may do some of that also….even though I am old as dirt.  After 4 1/2 years I have met someone that I want to hang out with for awhile.  At least, until he (Robie) finds out more about me!

Granny is still engaged to John and they are having fun and enjoying each other.  Betsy and Kris are doing well.  My family and friends have been so good to me, I thank them for that.

There are two men from South Carolina that I am blanking out on names but I love, just as I love all of you, but need them to call me.  They, and sometimes their wives, came to get trees and special order wreaths.

The original Ty-Lyn email was hacked, but I really want to hear from all of you.  So, my new email is dreamfarm16@gmail.com.  Please email me and let me know how you are doing or if you want to meet for a coffee or wine and catch up.  I cannot express to you how much you mean to me and how much I will miss you.

The 1 1/2 ton 1951 Ford Fire and 1950 Chevy trucks, that took you to the fields in great style are for sale!  New crate engines, updated electronics, run well and can be yours for $2500.00 each.  Contact me or please pass the word.

I recommend Grandy Mountain Farms, email grandymtn@gmail.com for your choose and cut experience.  They will be open Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving, the following Friday and Saturday  and by appointment 828-743-1737.  Not open on Sundays.

Love and Peace and the very best Christmas to you, Joni

P.S. I have some beautiful Ty-Lyn Santa signs for sale for a good price!



9 thoughts on “2016 Newsletter

  1. My family would absolutely LOVE if you opened those 2 days. That’s the weekend we usually come up from SC to get our tree. We didn’t come there last year on the few days you were open but instead went to Tom Sawyer. It just wasn’t the same. So much so that my 2 teenage children said if you guys weren’t open this year that they wanted a FAKE TREE!!! I can’t do a fake tree. I always had one until one year my husband convinced me we needed a real one. That’s when we found you guys and have been every year since up until last year. We would love to come back to see all of you, but with that being said at the same time want to know that you also are enjoying yourself and not overdoing it! Whatever you decide I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. So glad you will be open again this year. As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s a family tradition for us. We greatly enjoy reminiscing through the many memories we have from visiting Ty-Lyn over the years. Cuttting the perfect Christmas tree, great BBQ at Carolina Smokehouse and shopping in Highlands. We love it. Thanks Joni.

    Keith & Lynn Ledford… & family
    Grayson, GA

  3. Glad to hear you’re open, we have been coming there for 13 years. It was the only place our 11year old daughter has ever known. It was a great family tradition. Went to another tree farm close by you guys last year but did not enjoy it at all. I felt like we were part of an assembly line, too commercialized. Keep it simple and family based like always. Will miss not having the family photo waiting for us this year.

  4. Joni,
    Thank you so much for another beautiful Christmas tree and more important another Christmas memory with my family. It is a cherished tradition to visit TyLyn during the holiday season. We hope your Christmas is merry and bright! Go Tigers!

    David, Kim, Katie Beth and Jonathan Byram
    Simpsonville, SC

  5. We came to your tree farm for years and still have not been able to find one that feels anything like yours. Your news letters, the ride in the truck to get our tree, pictures that we looked for every year, the fire burning and the warm family atmosphere is so missed.We have so many wonderful memories from all of you and we truly miss Ty-Lyns. Thanks for the Great Memories!! Merry Christmas and A Happy and Healthy New Year to all of you. God Bless You. Scott & Colleen Sutherland (Anderson, S.C.)

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