We cut down a tree

I know we’re in a forest preserve and all that, and it’s against the NY constitution to harvest timber on public land, but we got ourselves a Christmas tree out in the forest (don’t try to turn me in, we had permission.  Also, it’s not technically public land here).  Wild trees are different from tree farm trees.  More take-what-you-get, and also more awesomesauce.

I await the remaining popcorn garland. Hurry up; I look funny.

The trunk is skinny, the branches are bendy.  It’s also a spruce (a black spruce, I think), which isn’t a very usual kind of holiday tree.  But we couldn’t find any balsam first that were the right size/symmetric-ness.  Well, it’s a big forest, so I shouldn’t say we COULDN’T find them.  It’s more that we didn’t look long enough (or far enough from the road) to find them.   I like our little spruce; I wouldn’t trade it for a fir now.

We bought a handful more ornaments at the local craft fair this weekend, so it is looking better.  Now I just need to finish up that pocorn garland, and maybe we need a star or something.  I guess you’re supposed to have something up top there.

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K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on December 7, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I love it!

  2. Very cool. Actually cutting your own tree in the woods really beats our fake tree that we harvested from the garage.

  3. I love it! No matter if it’s a Charlie Brown tree or the National Christmas tree, it’s just nice to have a home and a tree to put up. And for growing up wild, it’s pretty symmetrical, and looks better to me than most of those Noble Firs people use.

  4. The tree is fabulous. Your first tree doesn’t need to be perfect…but, in fact, it is.

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