Tree TimePosted: November 30, 2014 | |
I admit it, having kids makes me ready for Christmas the minute Thanksgiving is over. Our advent calendars are ready to go. I’ve started my shopping. And thanks to Google, I’ve also figured out the dates of Hanukkah (Dec 16-24, meaning the holidays will run seamlessly into each other), so that I can remember to light the candles, give my kids a present, read The Hanukkah Mice to them, and fry up some kick-ass latkes. Seriously, I may not be much of a Jew, but I am a hell of a latke chef.
Today was tree-tagging day for the Husband Hausfraus. Remember last year, when we cut down our own organic Christmas tree at Hopestill Farm in Sherborn? And then we had a grasshopper infestation, which was actually a praying mantis infestation? And we tried to save the insects but they died and we were sad?
Good times. Seriously, good times.
So today we went to tag our tree (which basically means we staked our claim so we can drive out to Sherborn again next weekend and acquire said tree). Clearly, people are catching on to the awesomeness that is Hopestill, because a lot of trees had already been claimed. Don’t worry, though. We found our tree.
Much like last year, I wasn’t inspired to select the perfect tree. Last year’s tree did look amazing once we got it home and decorated. Can’t wait to see how this guy turns out.
Will we have praying mantises this year? Only time will tell…