It's a tradition! So, when it came time to go hunt down our tree this year, I did what all saavy mothers and wives would do...I enlisted the help of my Facebook friends to help me find a great tree farm near Overland Park, Kansas! The responses I received went something like this...
- Tree farm? We go to WestLake Hardware here in Johnson County, Kansas!
- My husband is somewhat of a penny pincher, so we go to Home Depot.
I won't go on any further about the comments regarding cutting your own tree in Kansas. You would have thought I had lobsters crawling out of my ears!
Anyways...I found an online site and we headed out...
These strong and mighty men with their hacksaws in hand, will now go and hunt for our 2008 Christmas tree!!! Even Josiah found a toddler friendly saw to use.The first tree farm was a bust...they didn't even have snow, never mind the fact that there were maybe 50 trees growing in their fields, and their best trees were being trucked in from Michigan as we were leaving. Unbelievable!!! So, we packed up the truck and headed down 'south' - to the sticks some would say.
We found a 'real' tree farm - yes folks, they had it all...except snow.
We had a great time hunting, cutting, cidering, shaking, bailing, santaing.
All in all it was a great time & we will be going back next year! Hurray!!!! Maybe next year they'll find some snow for us too.