Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas Tree 2007

We met at Hallelujah Junction at 9:00 headed to Dixie Mountain in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, high above Frenchman's Lake where the silver tip fir trees grow. We have four vehicles and five passes. We haven't had snow yet this year so are able to zip right along. In the past, ice on the road in these shaded areas have required adept maneuvering.

The Littlest Wood-
cutter and his chain saw, ready for the perfect tree.

The hunt for the perfect Christmas tree has begun. It's about 30 degrees - I don't think we've ever hunted trees in colder weather.

Some our Redding family pose with the chainsaw, their hunt over and prey behind them. They got a big 'en.

My son and grandson Logan are trying to decide if the tree behind them is their tree. Logan found it, and it was. Josh just emailed me that they have it up, the lights are on and ornaments go next.

Even the Littlest Woodman needs to relieve himself in the woods.

And this is our Christmas tree. It was the first one cut - small house, small truck, small tree. It's in the garage soaking in water. I'm looking forward to bringing it in the house and decorating it next weekend.
Without having to slog through snow and with the kids acting as scouts, we had collected our trees and were back in Sierra Valley in no time, on our way to the Wood'n Rose in Chilcoot for a meal - all fourteen of us!

The Yule season has begun.


margene said...

It looks like such a fun day but sad to see you have no snow either!

Leigh said...

I have some great childhood memories of going to tree farms to cut down our own Christmas tree (not so natural as what you all did.) I wanted to do the same with my kids but was aghast at how much they wanted to charge us to cut down our own tree. The explanation was that we were paying for the "experience." *sigh* Maybe someday.

Catzee said...

Oooo, we don't got our tree yet! Does Charlie like to sit unner the tree? Can he climb it???

Tina T-P said...

I am "so not ready" for Christmas - but we might actually put up a tree this year *that would mean having to find a new temporary home for 2 12-string guitars, 1 six string, i banjo, a couple of other instruments I can't remember the names of, plus my spinning wheel. Hmm - now I remember why we haven't put up a tree in the last few years... T.

Beryl Moody said...

Hardly Christmas without the snow, but your tree looks beautiful. What a nice family tradition.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Nice tree Sharon! We did the same thing, with family from Sac. We didnt get a tree though, we arent going to be home. Doesnt seem like almost Christmas....