Oh yes, several accounts to share on this one.
Well, those of us who love real Christmas trees know that the hunt for one and getting them home is half the fun of having them. This year we'll go to a farm of course, but back in the day there used to be several options of people's farm land who gave us permission to search. One year, we got our truck so stuck in the mud it took FOREVER to get it out with 2x4's and such, and my uncle and dad both were FILTHY and fit to be tied...my dad a lot more
so when we finally got home and realized we'd accidentally drug the tree through some wild animal's droppings
, no telling what kind.
We lived in New Mexico once and got a permit to get a pinion pine off some land...yep, most expensive tree ever because there are cattle grates everywhere out there and we busted out the oil pan in the car driving over one on the way back...
My husband and I decided to go renegade one year and just get one from the side of the road...at the time the owner
of the property did a drive by! He stopped and talked to us, thinking we were out there to be naughty (which honestly wouldn't have been out of the question for us
, but we just wanted a tree that day). He let us go (with his blessing to continue, I reckon??
) but we left, without the tree (feeling guilty, of course).
One year we got one from a farm that turned out to have MILLIONS
of little black bugs come out of it into our apartment, so we got rid of it one night about 3:00 in the morning (I was seriously freaking on the bugs) and didn't even have a tree that Christmas..
Please share any mishaps you guys may have.....