Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree...

Not much time this morning but I thought I'd post a few pics of our visit to the local Christmas tree farm on Sunday. We had fun posing and got some cute pics of our friend's mules. This will probably be our last Blue Spruce. At half the price, the Scotch Pine is sounding better and better all the time. We paid $41 for our tree this year, partially because they only allow you to cut trees that are 6' tall and we only wanted a little one. I would be interested to hear what the rest of you are paying in other parts of the country. Maybe I'm crazy but I think the price is getting a little high. Oh well, we had fun anyway! Here you go:













6 comments:

Joanna said...

Is that a photo of you two? I always like to put faces with the blogs. Looks like y'all had a good time. I like the mules.

James said...

That is a nice tree farm. I live in East Tennessee and we got our 8' tree for $50.I do agree that they are getting expensive. It was already cut and conveniently sitting in a vacant lot near our house. :-)
I love reading your blog by the way.

Abbie said...

We got our tree for $40. It was probably 12 feet and we cut it down to about 8 1/2 feet. I thought things in CT were much more expensive?
But I also know of places around here where our tree would cost $100. You just have to know where to go.

Jena said...

Joanna - yup that's us! :) I used to try to only use very good pictures online but I'm pretty comfortable with who we are so I don't much care anymore. I always think it is funny when bloggers post pics and they don't look anything like I had imagined. Not sure why that is, I guess you just make up an image in your head when they don't provide one.

James - nice to see you commenting! Alright all other lurkers - show yourselves! Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog and hope to hear more from you.

Abbie - It sounds like you got a pretty good deal. I do agree that you have to know where to go. We could definitely have found cheaper trees (even spruce) but I really enjoy getting the whole experience of the wagon ride, hot cocoa, etc. The other places around here are the type where you just drive back and throw the tree in the back of the truck, then pay on the way out. It sounds very nice where you went, and much more personal!

Everydaywoman said...

Jena,
LOVE the pix of you, your hubby, and the mules! What a fun time! We've always sold Xmas trees at our farm market, fresh cut from Vermont, so I really never had to lay out the cold, hard cash; we just bought them by the truckload and then hoped we'd sell them all. We haven't done that in the last couple of years and I was hard-pressed to lay out up to $100 for a tree, so we've officially had "Charlie Brown" trees for the last couple of years, i.e., overgrown, probably neglected trees on our farm from an old spruce grove, when we were growing our own trees. Many are 20-30 feet tall and we just "prune" them by using a portion of the tree. Decorated, they are all beautiful!

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