It may or may not be frozen.
So this year we started in Edgecomb. Mr. H picked me up from the CA$H training, where I started to learn how to prepare tax returns to help low income people, around 1 p.m. and we headed north to the Green Acre Tree Farm. Their trees cost about $7 a foot + $3 for bundling so we were planning on spending about $50. They did not take credit cards and Ben had forgotten to get extra cash (I tried to stay jolly so there was no I told you so). We drove aways to an ATM, paid some bank fees, and got some cash.
Top L-to-R: Mud, Green Acre Tree Farm
Bottom L-to-R: Fake Ducks by the Frozen Pond,
Discarded Tires on the Edge of the Farm
(There were at least three "dumps" with trash scattered about the farm.)
|Mr. H in the Big Old Trees|
I was glad we did. As we drove up we saw all the perfect trees in perfectly spaced in a "field" next to the road. From the road, every tree looked nearly perfect. I was so incredibly happy. There was no parking lot so we pulled over by the side of the road next to their office, got out, and started looking. (The all the trees here were only $36 bundled!) It was cold though, with the wind child it was supposed to feel like 14º.
|I can touch the celling in our apartment so we use me|
as a measuring stick to see if the tree will fit in house.
Fortunately, we found a tree in less than an hour and we had the opposite problem from the one we had the previous day! Instead of trying to find the best tree in a field of mediocre ones, we had to decide which tree was the best of the best!
Ben got out his saw and chopped down the winner and a nice lady helped him saw it down. Ben passed along the kind act and later helped a women and two children, who I assume were her sons, chop down their tree.
|The office and the Tree Bundler.|
They also had a shaker which shook the
loose needles out of the tree before they bundled it!
|I did a good job tying the tree to the car.|
|The Sun Roof is Useful for Monitoring the Tree|
We watched the tree and it did not budge even though
we were going 55 mph and going around curves.
I have mad knot tying skills!
|My Lumber Jack Husband|
We let it rest a day. Just incase. The trunk was a little crooked and I we didn't want it to tip over. We usually decorate it right away. Also, we were very tired.