Every year we cut down a tree at a local tree farm. Very local, as in 2 blocks away! We love this farm and we also pick blueberries there in the summer. This year I decided to get fancy and selected a different type of tree than what we usually get- I chose a white fir. Due to a heavy workload this time of year, we often don’t get to bring a tree home until a week or so before Christmas. We installed ours in the house on the 13th within an hour of cutting.
A week later, we discovered this:
I’m a bit of a fire phobic, so OUT the tree went. I tried vacuuming up the needles and ended up spending an hour unplugging the vacuum cleaner! So we ended up sweeping the carpet and attacking the rest with a shop vac. Whew. Yesterday we went searching for trees- a lot harder than I thought it would be- and our local farmer was snowed in, so I couldn’t go back to him. We finally found a farm stand with three lonely frasier firs and brought home a little one and set it up.
24 hours later, I am glad to report that it is behaving nicely. No needle vomit on my carpet.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!