Nick Watkins wrote: OP, you're not crazy! As a kid, I loved taking the trip to the tree lot, hunting for the perfect tree in shin-deep snow, dodging in and out of the trees and hucking snowballs at my dad and brothers, helping cut the thing down, etc. It was a family tradition that I intend to repeat with my own young family. We have been enjoying a nice hand-me-down fake tree but our daughter will be 2 next year and I'd like to expose her to the same things I enjoyed growing up.
Destiny Hagest wrote:We actually cut ours in the forest, I've never been to a tree lot! It is a really fun tradition. Our son is almost two, and we've been going since he was born, bundling him up in the baby carrier and hoofing it through the woods with him.
Destiny Hagest wrote:I never even thought to recycle them as fish habitat, probably because every body of water here is frozen this time of year, but what a great idea!
And I love the idea of letting it sit as a garden trellis. I actually made a woven stick fence this past summer - it still needs a little finishing, but I could see the body of our tree being a suitable rail. I'll have to create a thread for that project soon.