06 December 2010

Tree-foraging

We found a likely-looking tree yesterday and Mike performed his magic with the chainsaw, which took all of three seconds or so.


We had to cut another two or three feet off the bottom of it to make it fit in the living room (why is it so hard to judge the size of a tree when you're outside?) and even then, it's easily the biggest Christmas tree we've ever had. Our old Christmas lights looked so pathetic on it that we had to go out and buy some new ones. So much for our 'free' tree...

Anyway, it's now installed and looking as gloriously tasteless as any of its predecessors.

8 comments:

Esther Montgomery said...

If you were Wallace and Gromit, you would have cut a hole in the ceiling rather than lopping away part of the trunk.

Esther

Linda Chapman said...

Awesome and BEAUTIFUL tree!!! Loved the 'before' and 'after' pics!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Personally, I will take "gloriously tasteless" any day when it is decorated with love and memories. :)

Mark Willis said...

So where exactly did you find this tree? Was it in your garden, or are you allowed to just go out into the countryside and grab one?

[Loved Esther's comment too!]

Amanda said...

Yes, it's on our property, Mark - this is our first attempt at Christmas-tree-self-sufficiency. :-)

Elizabeth McDonald said...

NICE! I think we should start a tree co-op (sort of like the cow co-op idea)...I have 10 spruce that will be ready in 2020 :-)

Amanda said...

If you need a tree, Elizabeth, you know where to come!

Linda said...

Very satisfying to cut down your own tree. And they're you're decorations, so of course it looks great.