This past weekend we went to Jones Family Farm in Connecticut to chop down our Christmas Tree. I decided to chop down a tree after reading this article from DIY Natural because:
- we would be supporting the local economy
- tree farms preserve green space
- for every tree chopped, at least one is planted. At Jones Family Farm, they plant three.
This was the girls’ first trip to a tree farm to chop down a Christmas tree. A few years ago, my Grouchy Husband and I went to another tree farm where we picked the tree and they chopped it down for us. At Jones Family Farm, you chop down the tree yourself, carry it to the bailing station (where the trees are tied up), and tie it to the roof of your car. After walking around for a long while and seeing at least a hundred trees, this was the one we picked!
My husband used a borrowed hand saw from the farm to cut down the tree.
It fell quickly. The girls were amazed by the whole process.
My Grouchy Husband didn’t think he needed the tarp to bring the tree to the bailing station. After pulling the tree a few steps, and losing a millions needles…
He put the tree on a tarp.
We had so much fun picking our tree we decided to find a tree for my parents. They have high ceilings at their home so we decided to get them a tall tree. Tall trees are also big and wide…
We took both trees to the bailing machine.
Then my Grouchy Husband carried the trees to the car.
The girls made funny faces by the trees.
And more funny faces.
I didn’t think both trees would fit on the car, but they did.
It took a while to get the trees tied to the roof but the girls had great seats and were a fantastic audience.
Chopping down our first tree was a wonderful experience. We had so much fun. The type of fun you think about for days after. The tree is in our home and it smells amazing. Now we just have to decorate it…
Have you picked your Christmas tree? Did you chop it down?
Loving the holiday season,
The Dumpling Mama xo