This weekend we did our annual Christmas tree "hunt." We went to the Poconos to a farm we've never been to before. In fact, you could say it's somewhat of a famous farm. Back in 2006, the White House Christmas tree was taken from here.
We were welcomed by this guy:
Last minute instructions and glove fix:
AND THEY'RE OFF.....
Just his size:
I think we found it.....
Some visitors use the farm's chainsaw crew, but Bill came equipped with his muscles:
He had lots of help:
When I was growing up a friend of mine and her family traveled from the Philadelphia area to the Poconos to cut down their Christmas tree. I alway thought this was CRA-ZY considering you could just go to any street corner and get a tree. Even this time I was thinking that somewhat when we were dealing with the grumpy one who was hungry, the desperate one who had "to go", and the weepy one who was upset we didn't decide on the tree she wanted. But it really is a blast doing this together, and even those slight blips in the day add to the memory. So to quote my mother, "Don't knock it 'til you try it!"
And here is the finished product....TA-DA!!
Just a tad too big to fit the star on correctly, but all in all it's a darn good tree.