Sunday 12/03/17 Sue and I went out to get our first Christmas tree here at the house. Colin and Ren came over for breakfast at 9:00 am. Sue made French Toast and scrambled eggs that was a great way to get a start on things.
Colin had brought a flat bed trailer for the trees, and so off down the road we bumped along to the Neva Dun Farm in Center Barnstead. It was our first time there, and we met the owners, Ken and Sandy. We had a wonderful chat with them, learning their story and hearing the care that they put into their work.
Sue and I found a nice, full, small tree first. We had thought a smaller tree would be nice in the back corner of the living room. But after getting it home, it was too small, and got lost back there. We moved it to stand in front of one of the windows facing the road, and that turned out to be a terrific location.
Colin ready to cut our tree down for us.
Sue dragging our tree on the sled the farm had provided.
After cutting our tree down for us, Colin spotted a stand of larger trees in the field down the hill from us. I got a couple of shots of everyone heading over there.
After wandering around inspecting what was available, they spotted a few very nice medium sized trees, and selected one they both liked. Colin cut it down, loaded it onto their sled, and we all headed back to the parking lot.
Hauling our trees toward the parking lot.
When we got home, Colin set our tree into the stand and brought it into the house for us before he and Ren headed out. Sue and I moved the tree around a couple of times before settling on the location by the front window.
Because the tree was small, I went outside behind the barn, found an old pallet, cleaned it off, and brought it in as a base for the tree. Perfect!
She had already brought the plastic tub of decorations in from the barn, and so we got right to it. After finishing decorating the tree, Sue got out all of our family stockings, and I hung them onto the wrought iron stairway railings.
Rag dolls on the chair.
Sue and Beau peaking through the stair way railings.
Sue with Marissa's gift last year of Mia's hand prints.
Sue happened to look outside just as dusk was settling in, and saw these deer crossing the back yard. She raced off to get her camera, and took this picture through the window before they scampered off into the woods.
Here are a couple of pictures Sue took inside later in the evening.
After dark, we went outside, and Sue got this great picture of the tree through the window.