Wednesday, December 10, 2008

O Christmas Tree: Carnation Tree Farm


Saturday we made our annual trek to the woods to get our Christmas tree. This year, we went to the Carnation Tree Farm to get it.


It took some time to find a tree that won all four of our votes.



Of course, the reason we go to the woods to get the tree, rather than to our neighborhood nursery, is all about getting to use a saw.






20 comments:

Ina J Offret said...

What a beautiful tree farm and such careful assistants. You can almost smell the trees in the top photos.

Our white lighted Christmas tree came from Lowes and is up all 24/7/365 :) Have a great day! xo

KPiep said...

I'm envious! Our local tree farm went out of business two years ago, and after a long and fruitless search last year for a new farm we had to start going with grocery store trees. I'm still sad about that!

Frau said...

Wow that looks like such fun and your pictures are amazing. My tree this year is from the German version of Home Depot called Bauhaus. Due to allergies its always fake!

amy said...

looks like a very fun day! and the photos of you and the kids choosing your tree look magical!

Stacy said...

Great photos! Now, I'm embarrassed to mention our weekend plans to pick up a tree at Ikea (!)

annechovie said...

How fun! Love the way you visually document your family activities! My fam did this once when I was a kid...such great memories!

preppyplayer said...

So, Is this the same carnation farm that I used to go to in the summer as a kid? For ice cream and to look at the cows? great pics, as usual.

Our tree is the best ever, ( we say that every year!) and smells so good!

Thimbleina said...

We are getting ours on Saturday the kids are so excited - they would be even more excited if they thought they were going to be able to saw it down

Debbie said...

I wish at a tree farm, but no Target!!! :) Organically grown though :)

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into this lovely family moment! The photos of the boys sawing down the tree are just precious!

Joyce said...

Very magical photos!
We don't have a real one. Our first year married we did, until I had to take the ornaments off after Christmas- ouch! I also like getting our tree up over Thanksgiving weekend and down before the New Years. I do miss the smile of a real tree and the picking though...

katiedid said...

What fun! They are at such a wonderful age. :)

vanessaann said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. i can't believe that i'm twenty one and have never cut down a tree! your pictures are making me think maybe i should!

citysage said...

He he! How long did the little guys work at it before Dad had to come in and finish it off!

It's been so many years since my family went tree hunting...I think I might suggest that we do it this year instead of buying from a lot. Such a fun time to be had!

the laughing mouse said...

O that looks like so much fun ! I didn't even know they had Christmas tree farms !

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks everyone for reading!

Paige said...

I love your pictures - that looks like so much fun! We got our tree from a local hardware store this year for $24.95. A bargain if I ever saw one!

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh! You have me so excited for Christmas looking at these wonderful photos! So busy that our tree is still naked in the living room -- will definitely decorate this weekend!

Shelby said...

Yes! We cut ours down in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California. An experience similar to yours. It was my first time and I loved every minute of it. Well, it was a little chilly...

pve design said...

not yet, but this weekend - hope to bring one back from upstate - a fresh tree, to smell up the house like christmas.