We got our tree today… from our neighbor’s backyard. I know, how weird/hillbilly is that? Let me explain… our neighbor has around 10 acres of land (rough estimate from the hubs). Back in the day, this neighbor would tend to and grow Christmas trees for sale. Now, he will let family members/select friends purchase a tree or two of whatever he has on his property, with the warning that they have not been cared for properly.
A few months ago, the hubs mentioned to our neighbor how great and perfect the trees on the property by our home would be for Christmas trees. Our neighbor offered us the opportunity to pick one if we would like. Um, YES! So… if you scroll back up through my pictures – see the third picture with the hubs holding our Christmas tree while it is being cut? That is our house in the background. We walked poor little Kingston all over our neighbor’s property… and decided on the CLOSEST TREE TO OUR HOME. Easy enough; the hubs threw the tree over our fence once it was cut.
Best part? We only paid 30 bucks (we “tipped” 5 dollars)! Amazing. I love it… so fresh and perfect for our home. We trimmed it a little high this year… which I’m kinda liking. You can lay under it and gaze up at the lights, our cats and Kingston seem to be ignoring that portion of the tree (for hide and seek, for example), you can see our tree skirt, and we can actually place presents under the tree. Pretty perfect, actually. I didn’t quite finish decorating the tree yet… I will finish my work in the morning.
But let me just say this: Is there anything better than the scent of a fresh Christmas tree in your home this time of year??