or 3 inches is looking shitty. chimney almost done.
a foot so far. time to shovel the porch roof.*
no rain, but you get snow.
yeah. a foot of it so far. lake effect snow. *
it ain't 5 feet like some. so quit yer bitchin.
yes, i'm simply furious about it.*
thank god we are on the west side of a great lake.
i actually like it better if there is a lot of snow. especially the 2-3 footer storms. i can play with the snow plow. and if its gonna be cold it might as well snow all the time too because at least its purty to look at. Gotta go get the pagan ritual tree this weekend too. somehow it never seems right if there isn't snow on the ground for that.*
there were some debris filled snowmen. yes. a little more snow nice.
havn't had good amount of snow in the uk in years i mess sledding.
the continent has snow.
has the blizzard rolled into town yet?*
it is raining in milw now.
cut the ritual tree down before the rain and ice and snow gets here. (btw: obviously, not the same tree as the live one in the above snowy picture). The cut tree its a fraiser fir. which i like because they hold their needles for a long long time and the needles won't hurt me when it lunges over and trys to molest me on the living room floor. wasn't the prettiest tree i ever cut from this crop - unfortuanately the tree farm where i go every year decided to cut all their best trees early for wholesale, which is what happens when the trees get to the 7-8 foot place because otherwise the trees get too big and nobody wants them... so I didn't really get to be as selective as I'd liked. But it'll work. I generally leave the christmas tree up until it either becomes a very serious fire hazard or the daffodils begin to bloom, whichever comes first. I just really like having a tree in my living room so its important to me that we get along. *
not the tree, it's how it makes it smell.blizzard pooped out before it got here. started sleeting/snow 2:45am. woke up to maybe 1 inch. vikings game should be interesting.
yup, tree smell is important too but its important to me that the tree measures a fat 8-9 ft. But this year was just a slim 7 footer. Not so good because i have a lot of christmas ornaments and a fairly good size christmas tree space to fill. And this year just didn't quite weigh in. I feel like I should feed it or something. Its my fault, I knew it was too small and I should have gone up the hill to the next tree farm but I wanted to get done with it all. In any case, it still looks pretty good. Just not as much pretty good to go around as usual. But pretty good anyway.I also have a lot of basil growing in the house. If ya want your house to smell good in the winter, raise some basil on the windowsill.*
We're going plastic this year. We've had maybe 1 or 2 decent trees in the last 10+ years, mostly due to overharvesting, underwatering, the desire to make a quick buck off a Scotch pine (aka Venom tree) and price increases worthy of the health care and auto repair trades.I should just plant a few each year, from here on out.
Plastic? I can't believe you don't have any tree farms around you pjk. I pay $15-17 for a tree - doesn't matter if its 5ft or 25 feet it's $15-17. I've seen some of the prices they get in the tree lots ($50-60-120 per tree) and so I get why the growers sometimes sell em off when they get to 7-8-9 ft (over 8-9ft and nobody wants em) but there is usually the next farm where the trees are just coming into their own and the parking lot pirates haven't stripped em out. Gotta be good tree farms out there in your area. If you plant some of your own don't plant Douglas Fir. They grow too slow. Fraser fir is the way to go for christmas trees.*
we got used to mini trees. no worry about cats climbing, usually just want tree gin.but too late. i have smelly xmas soaps. could snatch some loose branches i suppose. or just grab a dead street ree to plop in the back yard. maybe this year dig up a live tree to plant to bring in and out for a few years.
maybe this year dig up a live tree to plant to bring in and out for a few years.that doesn't really work that well. its a lot of work for one thing and because the trees go dormant in the winter you can't bring them in for much longer than a week or they might "wake up". which can damage it or kill it when you set it back outside again.better off with a bonzai christmas tree.*
i tend to kill norfolks. ok. a dying tree it is.
yeah, norfolks probably don't do too well in wisconsin. you could try something like buying a little 3' colorado blue spruce at a nursery in the summer, bring it inside in the fall, use it for a christmas tree and just leave it inside until you can transplant it in the spring. maybe that would work out. farm where i cut my tree had a lot of colorado blue spruce planted which weren't quite big enough yet but are really nice shaped trees. unfortunately they have those sharp spikey needles (put an eye out with that thing!). and they are very blue. So I stick with the 3firs (Balsam, Fraiser, Douglas) for my ritual tree selection. *
you DO NOT KNOW SPIKY!one year as a kid, we cut down one of the very pricky spruce?(ut the middle ones down in front of the duplex's porch) and used it for xmas. OMG that was a painful year. think it was up til easter. waiting for all the needles to fall off before removal. also very very tall. AND WIDE.
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