December 20, 2008


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Decking the Halls

The country tree went up yesterday. It was the perfect snowy day to go tree hunting. After several attempts at various vendors, we found ourselves at the tree farm of Julia Ainsburg just outside of town. Julia was a great help and has a wonderful selection of the small size trees we favor for our Kinderhook abode.
After inspecting many trees, all of which I wanted, we settled on "the one":  a very roly poly tree, it looks rather like the top of a very large tree. Julia cut it down for us in a few quick stokes. Off we went.
The rest of the afternoon was spent trimming the tree and watching the snow drift down on the village green. 

The tree farm entrance.

The field of Christmas' future.

Our find: the roly poly tree of the year.

Julia Ainsburg and her handy saw.

Happily trimming the tree.

We always wrap the branches with the white lights.

The finished tree.

This year we opted for a silver and crystal theme of ornaments.