A Free Range Tree…

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This year we are trying some new things to simplify Christmas. We cut down a huge tree in our side yard a couple years ago and don’t you know two trees have sprouted since then. This tree was the larger of the two. We have no desire for it to grow much larger so we decided we’d use it as our Christmas tree this year. Oh boy…it wasn’t easy to uproot it. Dear has some sore muscles from the job.

We are calling this our Free Range Tree. It is also organic. No pesticides, insecticides or chemical engineering of any kind were used on this tree.

We had to buy a larger pot to put it in after this smaller pot failed the stand up and stay up test.

It was quite a juggle job to get it in the house but we managed and it is sitting pretty in the living room in it’s natural state. Hopefully Dear will put the lights on it soon and I will decorate it and will show you the final result. So stay tuned to see our organic, free range, Charlie Brown tree! I like the words in this version of “O Christmas Tree”.

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
Not only green when summer’s here,
But also when ’tis cold and drear.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can’st give me;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can’st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can’st give me.

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!
From base to summit, gay and bright,
There’s only splendor for the sight.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy candles shine so brightly!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithful be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee! !”