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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Little Tree and Big Tree

It was a cold and snowy day. The cold made the snow good for skiing, finally. One of the best parts about the first snow-covered days of the season is that I usually find a couple of small evergreens coming up in the back field that had been previously hidden in the weeds. Here's a little Scotch pine coming up. These aren't my favorite, but it sure beats more autumn olive. I really treasure each little evergreen that appears in the field. I've planted about 20 white pine back there, and 5 of them are over 20 feet tall. Another 6 or 7 are big enough that they can actually be seen above the weeds in the summer. I just keep picturing it all as a forest and trimming back the berry bushes and weeds that try to choke them out. Several other volunteer pines, mostly Scotch, but a couple of red, and even one white that I didn't plant are holding their own. Horray! Oh yeah, we got a big tree too... the Christmas tree. Sean M. went with Omer to pick one up. We've found a place to get big ones really cheap. Of course that means that they have interesting shapes. This year's is sort of a dogbone.... I'll keep you posted.

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