Monday, December 01, 2014

Hunting for the Perfect Christmas Tree

.Three inches of snow at Roshara.  The ponds are frozen; the prairie is snow covered; the trees are bare.  And we are searching for the perfect Christmas tree on a beautiful, sunny, not quite cold Sunday afternoon.

Five of us on the prowl for that special tree, three adults and two kids. Hard walking in the crusty snow.  And then on the top of the hill overlooking the pond we found a cluster of candidates. Doing well after a spring of ample rains and perfect growing conditions.

            “How about this one?”   “Maybe that one?”  Soon we had three trees found, agreed on, and cut.  All wild and naturally growing—a self-seeded white pine and two Scotch pines.

            Then it was back to the cabin for hot chocolate and cookies and a warm up by the wood burning stove.  A fun day on a chilly, snowy afternoon.

THE OLD TIMER SAYS: A winter day is a day to enjoy.
December 3, 7:00 p.m.  Live on Milwaukee Public TV.  A Farm Winter.

December 7, 1:00-2:15 and 2:30-3:15 Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells (Two sessions) Wis Farm Bureau Meeting. Writing From Your Life for Children and Grandchildren.

December 8, 8:00 p. m.  Live on Twin Cities Public TV.  A Farm Winter.

December 13, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Barnes and Noble, La Crosse.  Book Signing.

January 28, 2015 7:00 p.m. Stoughton Opera House.  A Farm Winter.

Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fund raiser for them): Patterson Memorial Library.

1 comment:

Don R said...


I find as I get on in years that it is no longer necessary to find a "perfect" tree. I'm satisfied with almost any tree, as long as it's a real one. Maybe that's because I'm maturing-or maybe I'm getting lazy in my golden years.