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Christmas Decorating Interrupted

December 2, 2008

Late Saturday afternoon we headed out to a local Christmas tree farm. This is our second year going to this farm. The woman who owns it is very nice, remembers a great amount of detail and still has rabbits that her grown daughters raised for 4-H projects! The price can’t be beat, $8/Douglas fir, $15/grand fir and $20/noble and she always has home baked goodies and hot chocolate and coffee out. This is her fourth or fifth year in business and we are happy to support a local business that is still establishing itself.

We brought our reasonably sized (as opposed to the monstrously large that we sometimes accidentally cut; they look much smaller in the field!) tree home and realized that it was going to take some doing to get the tree in the living room. The piano we got off Freecycle earlier this year was occupying the previous Christmas tree space and we had to spend the evening rearranging, reorganizing and cleaning under furniture to get a place cleared out for the tree. Then after having dinner after all this, it was too late to decorate the tree.

With the Greek dinner last night, we still weren’t able to decorate it. So, here we are two days later, with a bare tree in our living room. At least it smells nice!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Hunny Bunny permalink
    December 3, 2008 12:03 am

    That looks like such a fun experience! I wish we could have a real one but Mr. Bunny is horribly allergic, and it really takes the fun out of the season when he swells. Ask me how I know? : )
    Your dinner looks super yummy so definately well worth the wait.

  2. adriana permalink
    December 3, 2008 12:33 am

    Those prices are AMAZING!!

  3. Cathy permalink
    December 3, 2008 2:17 pm

    What a nice family outing. I miss the wonderful smell of a fresh tree. Have fun with the decorations.

  4. Evelyn permalink
    December 3, 2008 2:25 pm

    Even though I can’t deal with a real tree due to allergies, I still love to go get one. I remember when we were little and used to go to the mountains and cut down our own. Mom

  5. Lisa permalink
    December 4, 2008 7:18 pm

    Hunnybunny-What a bummer! I would really miss having a real tree.

    Adriana-No kidding. Those are even pretty good prices for around here!

    Cathy-It was nice. It wasn’t even raining!

    Mom-Maybe you will be able to go with us sometime!

  6. Angelina permalink
    December 4, 2008 8:14 pm

    I think we’ll get ours this week. A small one. Where is this particular tree farm?

  7. Lisa permalink
    December 5, 2008 8:18 pm

    Angelina-It’s really close to you. Go down 27th and turn right onto Westside Road. Then go out of town about two miles and it will be on the right. It’s called Canton’s Tree Farm. She’s open 9-5 on weekends.

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