Christmas Tree Farm, First Date

Since we’ve been married (10 years!) Andrew and I have been cutting our own christmas tree. When we lived in the city we had to drive pretty far, but these days, we live pretty close to several christmas tree farms. We tried a different one this year, run by two young boys. It was a lovely spot, but the trees were mostly too tall.

It’s funny because when I was young, I always saw historic homes as the only ones grand and tall enough for the large trees, but now in this age of new mini-mansion homes – historic homes (with some exceptions of course) are dwarfed in comparison. Those 9 foot ceilings are no longer what they use to be, and neither are the trees…at least at this particular farm. Most were 10 feet and above, so we had to really search.

We decided to go by ourselves and make a date of it…it was our first date together in 11 months and though it didn’t come with dinner, we had a nice time. I love any time that we spend in our old truck, it makes everything feel better. We passed lots of black-faced sheep, and one chubby mini horse that I am still thinking about…man I love them so.

We plan to bring Wallis next year, but this year, this year belong to her oh so tired parents.

Nailed it! This would surely out hipster the hipster christmas tree. Naked tree? Nah, 100% dead tree.

We did a lot of this, because all the trees were too big. Also, if you have a tiny buttocks, do not put tons of things in your back pockets.

We went to the edges of the farm, and though that’s where we finally found our 8 foot tree…we still had to do a lot of this before finding it.

Success! It was a slimmer tree than we usually go with, so it was also the quickest cut Andrew’s ever had to make.

We’re not selfie people and it was freezing, but Andrew was adamant that we snap at least one pic together…can you tell how tired we are? Don’t be honest πŸ˜‰


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  • Reply
    December 10, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Looking great after 10 years! I do think the “rust” tree would provide s new color palette!

    • Reply
      Tiffany King
      December 10, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you! I don’t think we’ve ever seen a tree dead like that and standing, pretty neat. πŸ™‚

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    Lieke Verbeek
    December 13, 2016 at 8:18 am

    that looks pretty much like my ideal picture of a perfect date! Love it, all of it! Merry Christmas!

    • Reply
      Tiffany King
      December 13, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Oh that is sweet of you to say Lieke, thank you! I am sure you have plenty of beautiful date spots in Kenya to visit πŸ˜‰ Merry Christmas to you and yours, hope all is well! xx

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