Monday, December 6, 2010

Our Christmas Tree Search Adventure

Yesterday we decided we'd brave the cold and go get our Christmas tree. Rich's mom mentioned that the field they are cleaning out to farm has some nice trees if we'd like to get one from there. So the four of us jumped into the truck and headed over to the family farm planning on getting a free Christmas tree and helping clean out the field at the same time (not that it was going to be a lot of help, but it'd be one less tree to clear out.) We first had to stop at Rich's parents' for a saw, then to his grandma's for a key to take the chain down in the entry to the field, then into the field where the real adventure began....

It was SO COLD yesterday, that we wanted to drive to where the trees were, which happened to be across the field that had already been cleaned out and worked. Rich slowed down near a low spot to put the truck in 4-wheel drive, but apparently thought about it a little too late...

The truck sank in the mud and we were stuck...

Rich's uncle came to the rescue....

And we were free within 10 minutes.
Blake missed all the excitement, but woke up to a little boys dream of trucks, tractors and MUD! LOL!
Needless to say, we gave up on that field and went to the hill behind Rich's grandma's for our tree. (If it looks like the kids are standing funny it's because it's a fairly steep hill and they were trying not to fall backwards into the tree.)

And our free tree wasn't so 'free'....it ended up costing us $11....at the car wash....getting all the mud off the truck!!

6 comments:

Alexis AKA MOM said...

hehe $11 is still a deal and heck a great story to go along with it!

Hehe I love it so they don't fall back into the tree :).

Alexia said...

Nice tree tho!

Nancy said...

I love the story. Great tree and still a great deal for eleven dollars.

Aunt Nancy

Marissa said...

Glad you were able to get your tree after all that excitement! Looks like you got a good one too. This is the first year we've had a real tree. I love the smell :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a fun story to share. Glad you got your tree and thank God you got help out of the mud! I guess $11. is still a great price.

Nancy M. said...

That's still a good price, lol, and a very pretty tree! It's great you had someone to help y'all out of the mud.

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