Hello my friends,
many of you know what a 'theme' gal I am. Yup, give me a theme and I'll do my best to run with it.
A couple of weeks ago I was laying in bed. Trying to fall asleep, but visions just kept popping into my head. (wink)
I was contemplating on how I wanted to decorate our front porch for Christmas this year. That's when it came to me, "decorate it like a tree farm" :) I pictured a porch full of pines with tree stumps and boughs overflowing everywhere.
Oh, and why not add a cocoa bar while I'm at it. A fun place to sip a cup while hanging out in my tree farm.
Now, back to the trees. Being the cheap, I mean frugal gal that I am I was not about to pay big bucks for trees to go on my porch. My daughter in law came to the rescue. Seems that if you have a deer license and you don't get a deer you can cut a free tree. (who knew?) Well, with quite a few hunters in our family she rounded me up 4 permits.
Our youngest daughter had the day off, so us three amigos loaded up in hubby's truck and headed to the designated
'Christmas Tree Cutting' spot.
I had shed the coat by now and as you can see I am mad about plaid! lol!
I gave the thumbs up on this one and,
hubby cut it down.
He suggested only taking the top half of this one. Brilliant, because we know how these trees look small out in the wild. Get them home and they are monsters!
Cute Kylee dragging both the tree and the chain saw down the hill. What a woman!!
The sun shining through the clouds caught my eye. I have no idea what that tiny blue speck is on the bottom right.
I look like an idiot in this photo, but just something about holding a power tool. (hee-hee) Yup, I cut this one all by myself.
Four trees down the hill and tagged for the journey home.
All loaded up.
Saying good-bye to our beautiful Utah mountains
Kylee had a bit of fun playing with my phone. Showing off the new boots her boyfriend gave her.
One never knows what they might run across when traveling the backroads.
Anyone in need of a new pair of shoes? Well, maybe not so new! lol!
Trees arrived home safely and have been placed in
buckets of water.
Can't wait to see if my "Christmas tree farm" is everything I imagine it to be!
Have you had any visions of sugar plums or such running rampant in your head lately?