Friday, November 29, 2013
Christmas Tree The Old Fashioned Way
We know our tree is fresh because when you cut it yourself it just doesn't get any fresher. For any tree I cut I usually dig up a few little ones from the ditch and replant them. Just good common sense conservation. When I transplant the ones in the ditch that would be unceremoniously ripped up by heavy road equipment it transplants trees for future Christmases. As soon as the snow and ice melts off this beauty we will bring it indoors. I know some who prefer artificial trees but we like to choose a tree that may not be perfect and then make it beautiful. It may have insects or be 'dirty' as some would choose to believe but we believe it is the perfect tree and give it a month to display its radiance. A fresh cut tree also permeates our home with a natural fragrance. Not to mention that the sap sticks to my fingers which then stick to these computer keys and makes typing this take a little longer and more difficult. For those who get sap on their fingers I suggest starting fluid as the ether dissolves it immediately and does not harm your hands. It also works well on fabric too.
While others are fighting the crowds on black Friday we took the opportunity to get our Christmas tree. All it required was a walk down the driveway to a tree we have been protecting for many years while waiting for just the right time. The time is this year and this tree will now be the center point of our Christmas celebration.