Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Maple Hill Hop 9

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome back to
The Maple Hill Hop.
Feel free to share what's going on outside your door.

We went hunting for the first time this weekend.

Christmas tree hunting.

Every year, the state makes trees available to the public
so that they can thin out their overabundance of Sand Pines.
We always get a real tree for Christmas,
but it is usually a Frasier Fir from up north somewhere.
They aren't cheap, but there's nothing like a real tree.

These natives cost 10 bucks and we got to 
choose and harvest our own.
Trees up to 15 feet can be had.

As this will most likely be our last Christmas in Florida, God willing,
we thought it would be a humble parting gesture. 
We're helping out the folks at the department of ag
and enjoying a true piece of Florida history.

If you're interested in participating in this program near Lake Wales, Florida, 
you can get more information here.
If you live elsewhere,
you can check with your local state forest.
Let the decorating begin!

***Just a reminder to check in with Tammy today
as part of our Christmas Cookie Tag Series!***

Now, Let's HOP!


  1. So funny - Christmas Tree hunting made me laugh. :)

    1. It's the only kind of hunting we do, except for flea market hunting!

  2. How fun! I'm still trying to decide if we want to cut down a tree or just use our artificial one this year. Hmmm.

    1. I'll bet you have lots of trees on your property you could use.

  3. What a great idea! We live next to a tree farm with beautiful Christmas trees, but we have all these white pines that need to be removed. I think we might opt for the free, even though it might look charlie brown like.

    1. Ooooooooooh, I hope we get to see what you decide! What a great experience for your wee ones.

  4. Looks like you found a great one!

    1. The ornaments will be sparse, I can tell you that! ;0D


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