Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Thursday evening TWC put a nice edge on the hatchet and then we were off to fell the perfect Yuletide tree. Most people use a saw, but we're old school. Gotta chop that baby down. It's a family tradition and a little barbaric, though not exactly like bull fighting or boxing.
For barely more than the cost of a sickly, half-dead lot tree hauled down from Oregon on a flatbed, or an imported hi-tech fake Christmas tree at Home Despot, you get to pick your own nearly perfect, fresh tree. Or, you can buy one in a pot to stick out in the yard after New Years. Even better? You're not trudging through four foot snow drifts to deforest the countryside. You know, Save the Planet and all that stuff. Everybody wins. Except the Sierra Club, who would prefer that you didn't put up a tree at all.
Unfortunately the greenest option is to not have a holiday tree at all. If you’re willing to give up that tradition in the name of the environment, we recommend decorating a houseplant, a tree in your front yard, or a decorative wooden tree made out of recycled materials.
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