Our holiday activity yesterday was all about the Christmas tree. A tradition we started a few years ago is to go to the Castro Valley Christmas Tree Farm to cut down our tree for the season. Happily, unlike the last two years, which were rainy, muddy events, the weather yesterday was gorgeous.
The hunt for the perfect tree is a huge part of the fun. We visited a couple lots on the farm before finding one with the right size trees. The first two lots had trees that were much too small (under four feet tall), but, as they weren’t crowded, these were the perfect lots for our son to run around and play. At the third lot, we quickly found the right tree for our home. The actual cutting of the tree is the next highlight for our son. Living in a townhome in the suburbs, we don’t have a lot of opportunities to use a saw.
Of course, the highlight of the entire event is to bring the tree into our home. One of the things I love best about the season is the opportunity to bring a large item from nature inside, giving the house the lovely scent of the forest.