We discovered Dull’s Christmas Tree Farm last year and bought our first live tree, starting a wonderful tradition for our family.
After extracting our old artificial tree from the box last year and discovering more than one broken branch and how sad it looked, something had to be done. We went to a few stores looking for a replacement artificial tree, but yikes, those aren’t cheap! So I did a little research and discovered that you can get a beautiful big live tree for under $30 and support a local farming family while creating a great adventure that the kids will never forget.
We went to the farthest field to choose our tree this year and found a nice 7-footer that was good and prickly (the kids leave it alone this way) and James had the honor of using his saw to cut it down. He loaded it up on the tree dolly and we hiked up the hill. While James waited in line for the tree to be processed – they give it a good shake to remove the dead needles, prune it, and wrap netting around it for easy traveling – the kids and I head to the lodge to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. We stopped by the wreath barn and get a picture of the family on sleigh before heading back to the car to tie the tree to the top.
It was a great time for all of us!