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Just cut my Christmas tree out in the woods. No, not a Douglas Fir or Scotch Pine, this one is even better.

It was free!  I did no work whatsoever! I didn’t plant it, didn’t water it, and didn’t have to pay $50 for it!  

Sure, some might think it is homely, even a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. But I love it!  And it was fun tromping around and picking it out and cutting it.
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We do the same thing, and get our own. I figure the best tree we can get is one that grew naturally on our land. Some years we get perfect trees, and some years they are Charlie Brown trees, but for us, as a family we go hunt them down, and that is the best part.

This year, I cut down the perfect Christmas tree. I was actually going for the logs in it, and noticed the top was perfectly shaped...then I accidentally backed over it with the skidder, so that ruined that perfect Christmas Tree. :-(
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One of the neatest trees was when my roommate at college and her boyfriend did something similar.  I am not sure what kind of tree it was or where they cut it down at.   It was probably only 3 feet tall.

When I got home, she had it all decorated. All my cotton ball and my pie pan was tinsel!  
 
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We have had so many memories getting Christmas Trees over the years.

One year we went up to the top of the hill with the Ford Explorer, the ground was frozen with about 6 inches of snow on the ground. This was all on our own land so the kids were in the open back, and I was doing fish tails and donuts in the snow. The whole time the kids were rolling about back and forth screaming, "This is the best day ever!" It is silly to us older duffers, but to them, they are so used to be cinched down while in the car that they thought it was great.

Another memory was our youngest daughter Kaelyn. She was only 7 months old, so we strapped her into a baby sled that allows the baby to sit up and be pulled along. There was about two feet of snow that winter, so I struggled to pull her through the snow, and in the forest, but every time I stooped, and I mean for 5 seconds...she would scream! To this day she LOVES to play outside and in the snow.



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