Gidget’s First Christmas Tree Hunt

The first weekend in December is when we pick out and harvest our Christmas tree. Every year Hannah and I engage in a debate over the best tree. She likes fat and full, I like thinner with a bit of space between the branches for ornaments to hang. As fun as it can be to roam a Christmas tree farm searching for just the right perfectly groomed tree, I object to spending money on a tree we’re going to burn in another month. Especially when we’ve got lots of Charlie Brown trees for the taking on the property.

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This year, Gidget came along on the hunt with Hannah and me. Now and again I wonder if a Yorkie/Mini Schnauzer mix was the best choice for a dog when one lives in the woods and  likes to explore.

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As Hannah pointed out, size doesn’t really matter when it comes to Gidget. Where we went, she went – even if she does blend in with the surrounding.

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She got into a little trouble in the boggy area and needed a little help.

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We did lose her in the underbrush a time or two. At 7 inches tall and almost 5.5 pounds, it can be tough to scale all of the obstacles out there.

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Once we found the winner, we called in reinforcements – Paul and his chainsaw.

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Tree hunting was a wonderful excuse to be out and about on a gorgeous December weekend. The weather was so mild that we had the window open while decorating the tree.

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What you don’t see in this picture is a 10″ wire fence hat surrounds our skinny tree. So far it’s enough to keep Gidget from playing tug-of-war with the Christmas tree skirt!

Here’s dreaming of a white Christmas!

 

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One Response to Gidget’s First Christmas Tree Hunt

  1. Sara says:

    That’s such a pretty tree. I wonder if Santa is going to find Gidget. :O)

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