We got a tree…

We have a family tradition that has occurred since I was a child and hubby and I continued since we met… We always go and get our Christmas tree from a local tree farm that we can cut down ourselves.

When I was a child these trees sometimes would come off our own land, but usually from a local farmer who would let us come in his Christmas tree farm and cut one of our very own. Now I always feel a little sad cutting down a perfectly good tree, but the smell it brings to the house and the beauty it brings makes my sadness turn around ๐Ÿ™‚ I love fresh trees ๐Ÿ™‚

Now hubby and I walk up and down the rows and rows of tree all over a local Christmas tree farm to find just the right tree that will fit in our house. I have aย habit of picking a tree that is too tall and we can not get our topper on.ย ย So we have learned to carry a tape measure with us and measure before we cut ๐Ÿ™‚

Hubby starting to cut down our tree this year

Usually hubby starts cutting and I get to do the fun part… finishing the cutting down job ๐Ÿ™‚

Me finishing the tree

The cool parts of the farms are all the cut outs and painted things around the farm…

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They even had Charlie Brown…

And a plane carrying Santa… ย 

The day ends with hubby pulling the tree back to the truck.

Since my Dad has been living with us he has been going on his scooter so he can get though the fields and help us pick a tree. The dogs had to wait in the truck as they are not allowed in the field, but they have enjoyed smelling the tree since we got it home ๐Ÿ™‚ So all in all it was a fun trip to the Christmas Tree Farm ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you gotten your tree yet?