Monday, December 14, 2015

Who Cut One?

We have a friend that grows white pines to sell for Christmas trees, and we decided to buy our tree from him this year.
 I took these pictures with my cell phone, so they aren't the best pictures ever.  Still, you can see our friend has a great place.  The boys had SO much fun playing hide and seek through the rows of pine trees.

Here, Reid uses a measuring stick to hunt for the best tree.  The other two were busy trying to jump over a creek. 
Two of our three boys came home with wet pants from dips in the creek.  In December.  It just seems like with three boys you are always bringing home at least one of them covered in water and mud.

Readers, do you cut your own Christmas tree?

27 comments:

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Many, many moons ago, until the year we had a bunch of spiders come out of one.
Aren't boys fun? I have four grandsons, and they all love to play outdoors.

Out on the prairie said...

What a lovely time, I enjoyed your outing. I laughed at the title, but also the memories of maybe being the wet kid.i always looked for a challenge.

..."E"... Beth Edwards said...

as a kid we would always get a real tree. we would run through the field picking one out & only as i got older did they have the fields you had to pay. earlier the grandfather just knew who owned the field and it was always free. no cost, cause they were buddies. i would have one even in my bedroom but then i would wake up with a rash all over my face, not sure what part i was allergic too, but that stopped, only in the main room they would stay from years. then we moved to a fake tree & we loved that more because it could stay up longer & would not die so quick. i have a fake one at my house now. i like it because it is thin & really tall too. but i do miss the smell of a fresh tree. so amazing!! ( :

PioneerPreppy said...

Heh My mom used to threaten to tie us on top or in the bed of the truck with the tree when we got dirty :)

TexWisGirl said...

looks like fun. :)

Mary said...

Your sweet boys are certainly enjoying a wonderful life in the countryside Lisa - congratulations on doing everything right, they will have such precious memories of their childhood.

We loved seeing truckloads of fresh cut trees being transported through the mountains when we were there last month - the pine fragrance filled the air on those few lovely sunny days. I've never cut my own sadly - and now we have a faux tree for the outside gazebo. Our small cottage sometimes still gets a tiny fresh one, but I mostly just decorate my vintage metal tree tucked in the corner of the dining room - you can see it in my recent post.

Enjoy these lovely days (almost too warm here in Raleigh!) leading to Christmas - blessings to you all for a wonderful holiday season.
Hugs - Mary

Monkeywrangler said...

We had real yes when I was a kid. Then they got too expensive. Fake trees ever since.

alissa apel said...

We have a fake one. My mom swore up and down that the fake ones were better with my allergies. They can't possibly be with the dust that collects on the fake ones. Ha

mail4rosey said...

We've never cut our own, but have gotten them from the farms, on-site, where they were cut.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

That sounds like a fun adventure! We have a fake tree, but we really want to start the tradition of going to a tree farm to choose a Christmas Tree.

A Quiet Corner said...

We used to pick one and then cut it when Honey was much more agile...:) Gosh, Baby Girl, Pierce is getting so tall!...:)JP

Sally said...

How fun! Love seeing the boys being boys. :)

xoxo

Lin said...

Nope. never cut our own. We like to get balsams and they don't grow around here. We do shop at the Lions lot for our tree and the money goes to charity. They are a community organization for men.

Linda said...

We have done so a few times. Bought a fancy artificial tree a few years ago to save time. The downside is hauling it up to the attic!

Vera said...

I used to buy ready cut Christmas trees from a local shop back when my kids were young, and then it was on to an artificial tree which is still going strong even after years of use.
Lovely day out with your boys..... and a day to treasure.

Annette said...

We've never cut our own Christmas tree, but it sure looks fun. Playing hide and go seek sounds like just the perfect thing to do behind those rows and rows of trees!

Jeanne said...

Such fun going to cut your own tree. We do that when we have Christmas at our cabin and try to combine the event with a hayride. Such fun and a wonderful way to create family memories

Harry Flashman said...

No, with no kids at home anymore we don't have a christmas tree. Besides, the ferrets climb way up to the top of them and then come crashing down in the middle of the night, tree and all.

DMS said...

This looks like a wonderful place to get a tree. I used to cut down my own tree and haul it home, but in the past few years I have put up a small fake tree. Maybe next year my fiance and I will cut one down again. :) Looks like you guys made some nice memories (wet pants and all).
~Jess

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No we have never cute down our own tree but it sounds perfect!

Michael Manning said...

Looks like a fun day!

Michelle said...

We have done this on our own farm, but it was a few years ago!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Beautiful photos... a tree,, feels important- doesn't it?
I know the boys had a good time,, and the memories will last forever.
love
tweedles

Tanya Breese said...

i bet it smells great in all those trees! no, we always get a live tree but nothing as exciting as cutting it ourselves...a quick trip to lowes ;)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So much fun though...even with the wetness and mud. :)
I've never cut a tree before.

Mildred said...

Love these photos of a fun outing. I've never cut my own tree. I remember my parents talking about living on a lot of acres when they first married, and they would search for and cut a fresh tree at Christmas.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahaha... Who Cut One is the perfect caption for the first picture.