Cutting Our Christmas Tree

For the third year in a row, we cut our own Christmas tree at Day Star Farm in Leesburg.

First we did the traditional finding of the Candy Cane Tree,

candy-cane-tree

and then we found the tree we would cut and bring home. It looks really tall in this picture. It did not look so tall when we were standing in that field. It looks really, really tall in the living room, where it does not quite fit. I don’t want to cut the top, but certain people inform me that the star shouldn’t bend forward and rest on the ceiling. Bah humbug.

found-the-tree

But back at the farm, a strange man wielded a saw,

man-with-a-saw

a medium-sized girl performed The Dance of the Christmas Tree Stump,

dance-of-the-christmas-tree-stump

and then the children participated in the annual Saying We Want to Help Carry the Tree

carrying-the-tree

and Then Changing Their Minds.

wielding-the-tree

And at the end, we found a cold little toad, which has long* been known to bring good luck to all who meet him.

toad

We’ve been so busy today making advent wreaths that we haven’t gotten around to decorating the tree yet, but we do like having it in the house.

*Since I made it up

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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