I’M OFF GATHERING PINE TREES AND PINE TREE CLIPPINGS WITH MY VINTAGE RED WAGON TO USE IN OUR CHRISTMAS DECOR THIS YEAR. I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A 40 DEGREE DAY AND TOOK A WALK AROUND THE PROPERTY TO GATHER WHAT I’LL NEED.
I should have been baking pies, cleaning house, and getting prepared for a Thanksgiving feast but I wasn’t. I was out with my vintage red wagon cutting down pine trees and trimming pines for clippings to use in this years outdoor Christmas decorating.
Don’t you just love my vintage red wagon? I found it at the resale shop for $20 and it’s in perfect condition. They just don’t make the new ones like they did the old variety, the kind that were around when I was a kid. I can’t wait to use this in several ways around our cabin…I’m like a kid with a new toy 🙂
My favorite place to cut down a fresh Christmas tree is no longer in business. There was some sort of tree disease that did the pines in, they had to be cut down and burned and the healthy trees were salvaged but will need several more years of growth to be ready for Christmas cutting again.
So I decided to thin out our own pine trees! We have several that are growing too close together and will eventually be over crowded making the touching limbs turn brown and die off. I took my handy dandy rip saw and wagon and started selecting branches to trim and trees to cut. (I trimmed the branches that get in my way when I mow in the summer. I figure I’m one step ahead when it becomes mowing time again).
I really enjoyed cutting from our own property this year and I think It will be an every year occurrence from here on out. Why pay for a tree when we have acres of trees for free? I’ll be back soon to share with you our Christmas fire pit where the clippings and tree are being used.