It was pretty funny. I was showing a few Christmas trees we’ve had from the past onto Funky Junk Facebook the other day, but when I showed my treeless ladder tree from 2012, followers came to my son’s rescue in droves! Most felt sorry that he didn’t get to experience a ‘real tree.’
Rest assured, that year we had three other Christmas trees, with 2 looking more conventional for sure.
Regardless, this year, we went full tilt traditional. We got a real Christmas tree from a Christmas tree farm no less!
I’m not entirely sure why we’ve never done this, but we’ve never cut down our own tree. I suppose because it required manual labour?! We’ve always had faux trees we’ve been happy with? But the one year we got a real tree precut, both died within a week. So that option was out.
Cutting fresh seemed to be the right answer if you want a real tree. And we did. So we did.
It was so fun! It was cold, but worth the effort. Our choice took us to Woodsong Christmas Trees upon the recommendation of our pastor. Located near Cultus Lake, BC Canada, the surroundings were gorgeous! And it’s a beautiful lake side drive on the way up, so win all around.
Disclosure / We were not compensated nor given a tree for this shoutout. We bought our own tree for full price. Just wanted to share.
I had secretly hoped to land the perfectly ragged Charlie Brown styled tree, but when I saw this tall, skinny and slightly quirky one, that was it! My eye was on the lookout for an uneven profile for a more natural take. This would do just fine and fell within my 30″ perimeter piece of twine I brought along for the ride. ( I pre measured the living-room space)
There were lots of gaps in between some branches too and more could be removed if desired. SOLD! Get the saw!
zzzzz zzzz zzzzzz zzzzz zzzzzzzzz zzz zzzzzz x 1 million. And those aren’t sleeping z’s either! We worked that trunk! It was so thick! Why we picked a tree with the thickest trunk of the bunch I’ll never know. So we took turns.
But the most fun part of all was watching the tree walk out of the forest…
I informed my boy that they’d pick the tree up with a little tractor, but he had no time for such nonsense. Up it went, and made a VERY wobbly exit.
“Tell me where to walk, I can’t see anything!”
I think my part of this was the hardest though… gasping for air from laughing so hard, I puffed out the odd, “Watch that HHAHAHAAHAHAHA trunk, go to your PAHAHAHAHAHA rig BHAHAHAHA ht!” here and there. In between every other trunk he actually stumbled over.
By the time we made it to the checkout, I was wiping away tears off my frozen face and the crowd before us were equally entertained. Our walking tree definitely make for a few incredible memories for many! Super kicking myself for not recording it.
Not willing to miss a darn tootin’ thing over this adventure, I coaxed my shivering too cool for school teenager onto the kiddie hayride about to depart.
The drive through the grounds was so pretty! And it gave you a chance to spec out the trees you didn’t take advantage of… hmmm, maybe take the hayride first, folks!
And then it was over, just like that. There was a whole lotta this going out of the place…
But luckily, the canopy was still off the back of the truck, so our transport home was pretty effortless.
We super enjoyed the experience, and will do it again next year for sure! The tree was the absolute perfect fit for our tight squeeze little living room and very soon you’ll see what we did with it!
Over the last 13 days I’ve blogged, it’s been about the 12 Days of Christmas, bringing you 12 days of 72 combined projects from other bloggers as well. It was a BLAST! And I ended up with some of the most fun projects to date! You can check out the entire 12 Days of Christmas series HERE.
But I have to admit, I’ve really missed telling stories on the blog. So I’m back! The full story telling, too wordy, WAY too many pictures junker is back!
So I’m curious… did you go real or faux this year? Do you have a funny memory of a trip to the tree farm? I’d love to hear them!