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If you had a day to spend in Vienna you might visit the paintings of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele in the city’s fine museums, then take in the grandeur of the Schönbrunn Palace, home of emperors. Or you might, as I did, spend a glorious afternoon at a small city farm on the grounds of said palace, fully absorbed by a bed of odd little fruits, all of them so close to the familiar garden tomato — and yet so far.
You can go to your nearest nursery and pick up a pre-cut Christmas tree, or take the whole family to one of these area farms and chop down your own.
Butler’s Orchard The farm sells white pine and Douglas fir and pre-cut trees at the Farm Market. Roping, stands, hot cider and custom wreaths are also available. Through Dec. 23. Open Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve). 22200 Davis Mill Rd., Germantown. 301-972-3299. 301-428-0444. www.butlersorchard.com. White pine $45.95, Douglas fir $54.95.
Charles M. Goodman (1906-1992), a nationally known architect who created a large legacy of important modernist work in the Washington area, also left an impressive collection of mid-century furniture. Seventy-five lots of his tables, chairs, desks, clocks, books and lamps are being auctioned Saturday at the Potomack Co. in Alexandria.