>Christmas trees!

>Last year we started a tradition of going to our farm in NC to cut Christmas trees and bring them back to FL for us and our friends and we continued that tradition this year.  We left Sarasota on Thursday, Dec. 9 and arrived around noon on Friday.  Our friends from Charlotte, Ron and Terri, arrived late Friday afternoon.  Last year we had a winter wonderland on the day we cut the trees but we didn’t expect snow for Saturday, Dec. 11, when we would be cutting this year.  And – no snow on Saturday but we had fun choosing and cutting our trees.  Then we woke up on Sunday morning to about 5-6 inches of snow!  It was beautiful!  But we couldn’t get down our driveway to the paved road to get home!  We had planned on leaving Sunday morning for home at 9 a.m. but didn’t get out until 2 p.m. and arrived home at 1 a.m.  Tiring trip – but well worth it! 

Here are a few pictures from last year:

Putting the trees through the baler.
All baled up and ready to go!


Don’t we look cold?
Christmas trees for sale!  

Now here are the pictures from this weekend:

Snow in the mountains
Snow-covered Christmas trees
Birds are  hungry!
Ron and Terri bringing Christmas trees home to Charlotte
Yes, it was cold!

We had a wonderful time and I would not have minded if we were unable to leave on Sunday.  We had plenty of food, lots of wine, good friends and a fire.  What more could we have wanted?

A photo of the perfect North Carolina Frasier Fir to come!

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