Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Getting the Christmas tree

For our first Christmas we went to a Christmas tree farm called Evergreen Farm, it was near a town called Elgin to the east of Austin. We all had a fun day, having borrowed a truck, we set of to chose our tree.
You had to ride a tractor and trailer to the the area they were cutting down the trees, you selected your tree, cut it down yourself, dragged it to the edge where they picked you up again, tagged your tree and stored your measuring pole and saw back on the tractor. Very civilised and great fun. Back at the start they had swing ball, goat feeding, tree shakers, mulled wine, mulled cider, a small shop and passable toilets and a few other activities, it was all very rustic, but fun and we all enjoyed the occassion.

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