O Christmas Tree 2014

It is that time of the year again, how did December get here so fast? I am behind as usual, my blog is suffering! Kate did a little update and Squarespace has a new format so it has been a steep learning curve just when I was used to the "old" way! I hope this will work ok, we had to change my website address for a bit, but we are back now with the old one, I hope all the glitches are worked out.

 So many to chose from...

So many to chose from...

We are getting there with Christmas fast approaching. The boxes have been mailed off to our wild west family in hopes that they will arrive in time. Next on the list was the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Off we went at the crack of dawn last Sunday to walk the paths high up on the hill at Mike Falkenham's tree farm in Lunenburg County "The Christmas Tree Capital of North America"! We have been having this adventure for a good 35 years or so and we have never been disappointed. Every year we see truck load after truck load of Christmas trees headed south or we read about Mike's trees going in refigerated containers to the Caribbean and we wonder, "will there be one left for us?". We our kids were little we sometimes went in the summer to find and tag our tree, then the fun came in Decemebr to try and find it!

If you ever need help finding the right tree bring along a 7 and 9 year old! Every tree was the right one and it didn't take long to find it along with some mud to play in and some logs to climb on. The great outdoors has so much to offer!

Both trees got loaded on to the top of the car for the slow drive down the hill to the baler.

They go in nice and ful and come out like a sausage!

 Everyone helps Mike to bale the trees.

Everyone helps Mike to bale the trees.

A days work done and it isn't even 9:30! Now to get the tree home and decorated!