Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Spruce Ridge Tree Farm Trip

 The weather was almost warm (50s) and beautiful on Sunday, December 1.  So, I figured it was a good day to get my Christmas tree.   
 Spruce Ridge Tree Farm is only a few miles from my house.  Lots of other folks had the same idea.  From this photo, you can see how far you can walk to select a tree.   You can choose from over 10,000 trees. 

I found the perfect tree (6 feet tall and not too big in diameter).   I put a yellow bunting (center tree) on the fraser fir and went back up to get someone to cut it for me.   Plenty of folks cut their own but I was glad the owner's great nephew cut mine and dragged it up to my truck.

A couple of hours later, I had my perfect tree decorated.   I do not worry about it not lasting through New Year's since it is freshly cut and watered already.  Kookie, our dog, does not seem too interested until there are presents under the tree though.

I feel fortunate to live in an area where Christmas Tree farms are abundant.   These farms support local businesses and are a haven for wildlife, particularly birds.