As I wrote a couple days back, I’ve never bought a Christmas Tree before. But yesterday was the big day: Zaira and I headed into the woods and cut down our very own Christmas tree. It was absolutely a blast!
Neither of us has ever cut down a tree before, and Zaira’s never had a real Christmas Tree so we were both pretty excited. We went to the Paradise Tree Farm here in Morgan Hill and (although I wasn’t overly impressed with their service) there were plenty of trees to choose from and they did supply a saw. We took a bunch of pictures and a video of the entire tree cutting process, but the memory card in the camera apparently got corrupted in the middle of that video so not only do we not have it, but none of the transport and set-up pictures either
After a brief rundown consisting primarily of names of tree types and prices (neither of which mattered at all to me) and we headed up “cardiac hill” to the closeout section. Zaira’s new boots (purchased for her upcoming trip to Yosemite) got well broken in while she learned to navigate along the side of a hill. We found several good candidates before finally deciding on our tree. Either the saw was sharper than I thought or trees are weaker than I though, because it took Zaira and I less than 15 minutes to chop down our tree.
This was immediately followed by cheers of “We killed a tree! We killed a tree!” and the two of us victoriously heading down the hill with our conquest held above our heads. We loaded it into Rover and brought the bad boy home where I busted out all of the brand new tree accessories I had bought Friday at Target: tree stand, skirt, lights, ornaments and a star for the top.
Our first Christmas tree now resides in the living room of The Caverns, lighting up the room, the presents, and our hearts.