Oh Christmas Tree

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and we have all rested up from the big feasts

(Blue and Tom)

it’s time to think about Christmas! And Christmas Trees!

Oh, but just to update you, I’m eating a big ole turkey sandwich right now.

Yep, there was turkey on the Thanksgiving Day table. Hubs insisted.

And next thing you know, I’m serving myself a slice of white turkey breast and some home-made gravy.

And. It. Was.


Real good. So good that I’m having a sandwich of leftovers.

(note to self: never raise turkeys. never raise turkeys. never raise turkeys.)
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  1. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Ok, you have convinced me, only a real tree will do! We were thinking of getting a fake one this year. Not now!

    Love the pic of the sun above the tree!

  2. Nancy says:

    Agree. Support your tree farmers of America–for everything.

  3. Pat says:

    I love reading your blogs. And I like what you have to say about it isn’t where you live but how you live.

    I AM a country girl at the very core….but I married a total city boy and we live in the heart of a neighborhood. I counted once and SIX houses look into our back yard. : ( Not MY idea of country living… But….my backyard is and has been totally organic for the last 20 years!! YEA. And Oh, do I have the earth worms. They snuggle right down into this clean soil and make all their little tunnels and leave good earth food behind. : ) So, there is a little piece of country here. He’s not one for my backyard gardening (bye by tomatoes that taste like tomatoes!) but he doesn’t mind flowers. So, the bees like my backyard and an occasional butterfly flits in to say hello. I dug a very small pond that has a waterfall and a bird or two comes for a drink and sometimes raccoons. They don’t fish there, though, because it is deep enough the fish can dive, dive, dive. There are lots of trees around us and do we have many birds (who knew the Robins has such a beautiful song?) and the Cardinals with their lovely lilting songs. But I do miss my grand parents farm especially at hay mowing time….sigh.

    For now anyway I’ll be contented to "farm" my little slip of earth, watch the fish swim, and listen to the birds sweet music.

    Please!!! keep up your blog because it connects me back to my roots….makes me laugh (don’t raise turkeys!)…and stirs my senses into tranquility.

  4. Rebecca says:

    Real. It’s gotta be real. I’ve had a couple years of artifical trees in my life (out of necessity) but real is so much better. When I was a little, my dad made a big deal out of finding the perfect tree on our farm. Later I realized that he had already picked it out, but he wanted to prolong the fun. I love the pictures of your family and your trees. And I especially like the one of the tree with the sun as the topper. Beautiful.

  5. Becky says:

    A few yrs.back my sons worked on a Christmas tree farm which meant we did too. It is a lot of hard work and all thru the yr. four weeks selling the harvest is the fun part and I was asked to make wreaths from the cuttings! Wow they smelled good! Love your blog and your house! Merry Christmas and blessings.

  6. Sharon says:

    Small house + heating with wood = dead trees. We have tried live in pots, cut, super-fresh cut by us, and not one survived. One year the tree became such a fire hazard that we had to get a second one before Christmas! That said, we have our little 4 1/2 ft artificial tree. Same one for about 17 years. As much as we would love a real tree, it isn’t in the cards for us. Who knows though, maybe someday I’ll end up with one of your trees!

  7. Kim says:

    We have a REAL artificial tree. 🙂 It’s been in our family for well over 10 years with no plans to replace it any time soon. My mother-in-law has had hers for as long as I’ve known my husband, so 32 years. Both are still as beautiful as ever.

    I am very, very afraid of fires and feel much more comfortable with an artificial versus real tree inside the house ever since we had children.

  8. Sandy says:

    The first year we were married we bought a tree at a lot. No needles left by Christmas! That was the last lot tree we ever had. Ever since we have cut trees at tree farms, that is 42 years. Our daughters are 34 now and we all still go together to cut our trees, plus now a 7 year old, a 5 year old, and this year a five month old! We are doing it on Saturday!

  9. Jaimey says:

    I love your blog posts! They are so fun to read. The photo of the Christmas tree with the sun is amazing.

  10. Joan says:

    Sadly I say we use artificial because of the many allergies in the family – but there is a REAL one right out my back window – what a beauty. Love the pictures of your home and surrounding area – FARM that is what it is for sure. Merry Christmas – Christmas tree farm.

  11. Lisa says:

    It’s always been a fresh Christmas tree for me. You’ll laugh to hear that I purchased mine this year from the grocery store. I love your blog and always come here when I need a smile!

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