Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting the Tree

I have heard that many of the Christmas tree farms here in Texas were hit hard by the drought. Thankfully, the one we always visit had plenty of trees!
  Mill Hollow farm is nestled in the pines, a beautiful little place .We went on a cloudy,crisp day. It was lovely!
We don't usually get Fall color until December. I was afraid with the crazy year weather wise we would not get any color but the last couple of weeks have been pretty nice.

 This is and old home place on the edge of the woods. I love looking at places like that ,wondering..who lived there, what their lives were like...
Hubby is scouting for the perfect tree! Of course I am the final inspector!
 Hubby and The Boy discuss the best way to fell this mighty cypress!
 Hubby is strictly a supervisor for the cutting part!
Inspecting The Boy's work..
 A job well done boys,a job well done!








21 comments:

DebH said...

I can almost smell the aroma from here! What a wonderful memory and tradition you have passed on. Your boy will be doing just this same thing with his family some day. We watched National Lampoon Christmas vacation last night. Although its an old show...I laughed at the family going into the woods for the tree. I remember the complaining of cold feet on a trip or two of ours when the kids were little. AND it took a serious long time picking out that PERFECT tree. Usually just a tad to big. Have a Wonderful Holiday season..to you and your family!

Michaele said...

Now that is neat way to "get the tree". The fall colors are lovely.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Good to support your local economy. Happy Sunday Melodie! :)

Jill said...

I love that tree farm! Looks like you got a beautiful tree. Can't wait to see it all decorated. :)

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! glad that tree farm is doing well!

From the Mind of a Madman said...

That is a great looking tree farm! From up here in the northwest ours are similar except way way way wetter this time of year!!!

Texan said...

How fun! Funny when you see pics of Texas people out getting their trees, well at least as far south as you guys are, your in short sleeves! tee hee... That is a lovely tree farm!

dr momi said...

Yup, there's something wrong with cutting a Christmas tree down in short sleeves LOL! Looked like a beautiful day to do it!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

That's a really lovely place! I..er...HOPE that you cut some trees to take home to your very important GOATS! Hmmmm? Tee hee. xoxo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun tradition!

Lin said...

Gees, that scene is....uh....so....warm looking! We don't cut our own tree because it is FREEZING here and you can die out there trying to find your tree and cutting it!! I can't imagine cutting the tree in shirt sleeves without a parka, hat, gloves, boots, etc!

Looks like a fun day though. Lovely tree farm! I'm coming down there for my tree next year!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Growing up, we always went out into the scrub and cut down several little pine trees (fla.), then wire them toghether to make one!! LOVE the smell of fresh pine. Ya'll got a beautiful tree!! Didn't know Texas has spanish moss hanging/growing! Have a great time decorating!

LindaG said...

Great pictures and a wonderful tree!

wayside wanderer said...

Seeing those trees standing all in rows is sooooo beautiful. I love their shape so!!!

I've noticed lots of firewood sales in our area, seems like more than usual. Someone pointed out that it was probably because of the fire bans. I knew the drought had to be responsible some how.

Saun said...

I love real trees the smell. oh how I miss going and picking out our tree. I finally broke down a few years ago and bought a artificial one.Thanks for taking us along on your hunt for your tree.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

picking out the Christmas tree just wearing Tshirts? I want to see some flannel! :-)

Pricilla said...

We got ours today too....but no cutting.

Teresa said...

It's been a long time since I've done the "cut your own" Christmas tree. What a great family day!

Chris said...

Great tree Melodie. Looking forward to a pic of it decorated...

I don't know why but I always end up with the Charlie Brown tree. :-)

Sharon said...

Really a good looking tree, all the way around, it appears! Should look super once it's decorated!

the wild magnolia said...

Splendid Christmas tree. Wonderful sharing of phtoto's too. Looks like I've missed several of your posts???