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Down on the [tree] farm

December 16, 2009

On Sunday morning we drove about 45 minutes  southwest to Rudy, which by our rural standards qualifies as nearby. We followed large plywood signs painted with a simple evergreen trees and arrows to our new favorite Christmas tree farm.

To be fair, it was also the first Christmas tree farm we’ve been to, unless you count our visits to those guys who drive their trees down from Wisconsin and set up shop in the parking lot of a miniature golf course in Fayetteville. (We love you, traveling Wisconsin Tree Farms, but this was even more fun.)

At Lollis Tree Farm you get to roam around 18 acres of pretty pines, maximizing your chances of finding and losing many perfect trees while getting in a good walk. You can’t get lost because they equip you with a special tracking device – a 12-foot pole with a neon pink tip – that doubles as a measuring stick (trees are $5 per foot).

When you’ve made your choice, you alert the friendly Lollis stationed in the lookout tower –

and another one comes to your aid with a four-wheeler, a small trailer and a chainsaw.

(Jack had come prepared to do the cutting, but whatev.)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 16, 2009 10:05 pm

    Those are some adorable pictures!!!

  2. December 16, 2009 10:19 pm

    That looks like fun! What sweet pictures!

  3. December 17, 2009 1:42 am

    Aww! I love it!

  4. Elizabeth permalink
    December 17, 2009 1:56 am

    I personally think you should have opted for the giant tree in the background. Don’t you have sky-high ceilings in the new house? 🙂

  5. December 17, 2009 3:38 am

    How cool is that — the tracking pole! I love the shot of Jack with his saw. Like, dudes, I HAVE a saw, what are you doing?

  6. milkandmusic permalink
    December 17, 2009 4:48 pm

    Yes! A Lollis will fetch you. The last picture is so great, he looks like a little airport controller. Love it.

  7. Sister permalink
    December 18, 2009 4:50 pm

    I love these pictures. I can’t wait to see you all next week!

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