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Our Fancy-Pants Pine Tree Hunt

I realized only a few days ago that it has been NINE YEARS since we last cut our own tree for Christmas. That record was finally broken today when my sister, her boyfriend, and I went up Rist Canyon and visited the Christmas Tree Ranch.

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Tree Cutting

Here’s what we did BEFORE all those pictures of the media center were taken (on December 12):

Driving up to the National Forest near Redfeather Lakes

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12-12-09

Well! For the first time in 3 years, we’ve dewcided to do something of a Christmas! Today, we committed ourselves by going and cutting a tree from the National Forest people. We had a grand time chaining the tires and making Andrea drive with them. I would have had a really cute photo of Andrea but right as I pressed the ‘take picture’ button, the batteries died. What I should do is get a car battery or gel-cell and step it down to three volts for all of my thee-volt appliances.

Anyway, so the tree’s up, but we have NOT gone and decorated it yet as we are going to church. Something to look forward to for tomorrow I suppose.

Photo: the deer right out our back fence. Of course it’s a phone photo, so it’s not the best quality, nor is it properly cropped.

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Botany

So this thing might just get a little more activity, now that I’ve figured this cool mobile thing out. So yeah. This pic is of an orange tree that I started from seed a few months ago. I didn’t think it would work but then one morning I saw the tiny seedling. Since then, it’s grown from that size to almost two inches high with half inch leaves.