It’s that time of year again, we headed to the farm to pick out our Christmas Tree! During the first weekend in December we load up and travel to a Christmas Tree Farm where we choose, cut and load a fresh tree. This annual tradition started when I was a kid and I have since adopted it into my own family traditions. It’s so much fun to relive my childhood memories while my children are creating their own!
This year we were blessed to have my parents and my sister join us. It has been a blessing to live so close to our extended family. We all had a blast walking amongst the variety of trees.
Even though this farm was well stocked with a variety of trees to cut down, we were not having much luck in finding the “perfect” one. But my family was determined to find a tree that fits our home. We settled on a soft long needle pine tree.
Everyone finalized their picks and then we all took turns cutting down our trees. Andrew my oldest started ours, then Axel took a turn and my husband completed the job.
Here are a few tips on How to Cut Down a Fresh Christmas Tree
First: Make sure that the saw is even on the trunk
Second: Don’t force the blade into the tree. Let the saw do the work, just move it back and forth in even strokes.
Third: Once you are half way through the tree, have someone slightly lean the tree in the direction that you are cutting. Be sure not to lean it too far, you don’t want to split the trunk!
That’s it! In less then five minutes we were ready to load up our tree.
We also bundled up for the hay ride which took us around the farm while singing Christmas carols. This was fun and really brought the Christmas spirit.
It was a memorable afternoon and another tree cutting experience was logged in the books. What type of tree do you like? Are you a fan of fresh trees or do you like the artificial ones? Share your tree traditions with me in the comment section below.