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Go for the Big Christmas Tree

One of our favourite Christmas traditions is cutting down the Christmas tree. Here is a few step process of what and what not to do. :)

Step 1: Always measure the height in your house first. The tree always looks smaller than it actually is. Actually, every year we choose a tree that is too big!


Step 2: You need not use the whole tree. In this picture, we like the top 12ft and left the bottom where it was.


Step 3: Using a band saw, cut down the tree. Timberrrrr!!!

Step 4: Lay down beside your tree in the snow. This will help you gage the height you want. Note: this always turns out highly inaccurate, but I'm never organized enough to have a 12ft measuring rod with me.


Step 5: Carry the tree.

Step 6: Find a way to get the tree to your vehicle. Last year we had such a heavy tree and were so far into the bush, that we were all exhausted by the time we saw our van. This, year we upgraded our horsepower.


Step 7: Trim the tree. Now I always thought 'trimming the tree' was decorating it, but actually, it literally means trimming the tree. We usually have to trim a few branches, and cut off a couple feet from the top and bottom to make it fit the way we want.

Step 8: Secure the tree. It is pretty difficult to find a stand that will hold an 11ft tree upright. So, we end up securing it to the wall as well.

Finally, it is time to decorate!!


Another family adventure!



Merry Christmas!


Kenton

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