The Christmas Tree Hunt

   
 I entered a contest on Facebook and won a fresh cut Christmas tree from Handy Hill Farm in Vermont. The tree farm belongs to Shawn, a good friend of Joe’s. We drove up to Williston to find the perfect tree. The tree farm was a magical place with 96 sprawling acres of field and trees of various stages. We walked to the top of the hill and tried to take in the view. It was just before sunset and we could see Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump. Perfect.  After weaving in and out of each tree lined path, we found the tree that would come home with us. Not too tall and not too short- full at the bottom, not sparse at the top- with needles that could withstand the weight of many ornaments. Perfect.  
 Joe cut down our tree and off we went with the perfect Christmas tree.  It took a week before we had enough time to decorate our tree so it just stood there waiting.  A few strands of lights and just the right amount of balls and our perfect little Christmas tree is complete.

  
 Happy holidays!!!

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Happy Independence Day Weekend

girl with sweater and sparkler

I want to wish you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend. I hope you get to do some grilling, go for a long walk, listen to some good music, go to the beach or the mountains, and surround yourself with nature. I will be playing with sparklers and doing a whole lot of nothing.

Life is good.