Griswald Family ChristmasPosted: December 3, 2011
Influenced by the Griswalds, we decided this year to get a real tree. Not just any tree mind you, a cut your own tree.
When we got up this morning, and looked out our backyard, I saw the deer that I have trained to mow my lawn hard at work:
We arrived at Bell’s Family Christmas Tree Farm in Accord, NY and within 3 seconds of meeting me, this nice man handed me a saw pointed up the hill and said : ” Go get ’em tiger!” I am kidding about the “Go get ’em Tiger” part, but he did point and mumbled something about how the Douglas Firs are on top of the hill and to the right.
Here is the hill:
Dragging the sled, correction..Laurie dragging the sled, we climbed the hill stopping to snap a pic once we reached the top. Here is the view from the top of the
We spotted the sign for Douglas Firs. The sign was located next a red street sign, with the name “COMET” on it. The Douglas Firs were down Comet Street. Adorable.
We headed to the right, explored a bit, Maddie took a shit, then we explored some more, then finally we spotted our tree:
I strategicly put the sled right where the tree is going to fall and proceeded to hack away much to the chagrin of this guy:
A few minutes later, the crime scene looked like this:
Now, climbing up the hill was not all that tough. Getting down the hill with an 80 pound tree was actually fun. I envision my self hopping on top of the tree and riding it all the way down to the bottom. Then I envision the headline :” Sledding Massacre at Tree Farm”. I thought against barreling down the mountain and just kinda guided the tree.
The almost-massacre scene at the bottom of the hill:
See that red machine in the picture above? It is pretty cool…you ram the tree into the hole and it binds the tree tight for you. Serial killers and kidnappers everywhere must be clamoring for a device like this.
The tree was tied up nice and tight like a Dexter victim. Do we tie the
body tree to the roof? Hell no! That is not how we roll. We shoved it into the Saturn: