"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway


Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Annual Tree Hunt

Yesterday was our annual tree hunt. It is tradition every year to go the day after Thanksgiving. Seeing as it was in the 60's, it felt a little odd, but none the less. And it was the babe's very first!!


Buying a real Christmas tree can be a hefty cost when you are on a tight budget :) And we just so happened to discover a place 15 minutes from our house this year that was selling all their trees, u-cut, for $20 -- any tree, any size. How could we pass that up.



Of course, it was a no frills kind of visit! No horse drawn wagon to take us out in the fields!



And no sled to drag the tree back with :)


Ha! Sorry, these pictures make me laugh!
But that is ok. Things like this are what make traditions all the more fun - you never know what will happen. We had the whole tree farm all to ourselves and there was a cute old lady at the house who took our $20 and watched us tie it onto the roof of the car.


Now today, I decorate!


4 comments:

tami said...

Love the "long shadows" in your last shot.

Mary said...

YAY for Christmas at last! I always wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving to decorate as well. Now I'm giddy with excitement to know that Christmas is so close!

Bee Girl said...

Looks like you got a great tree! Love those pics, too! I can't wait to see how you get it all decorated!

Kim said...

Looks like a great tree and what a deal! Put those ornaments up high.