Lessons learned after our first year of cutting our own tree
Lesson #1: Don't wear your good jacket and nice gloves to cut the tree. Bring some work gloves.
Lesson #2: Park your car as close as possible to the tree you have chosen.
Lesson#3: Pick a tree that can realistically fit in your car (especially if you have a long ride home, plus 2 more stops along the way. Also, make the tree farm your last stop, not your first)
Lesson #4: Let this guy get all the junk off your tree. No need to painstaking try to take it all off yourself (only to then realize that this guy and his shaking machine exist).
Lesson #5: Remember to bring the giant coupon the tree farm has on their website.
If you follow these easy and logical pieces of advice, your first tree cutting experience will be a bit less annoying and time consuming than ours. Nevertheless though, it was a beautiful day and we had a really fun time doing this together. We will most likely do it again next year. Hopefully we will learn from our rookie mistakes and we will follow our own advice.
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