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Offline Bro. Noble

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Re: Hey, did I miss something
« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2002, 07:07:48 AM »
We usually use a cedar for a christmas tree,  sometimes a pine if we can find a small one that is full enough.  We always went as a family to select one and cut it.  When our second son was about two,  he picked a beautiful pine and insisted that we use it.  Trouble was it was about 40 ft tall.

We also liked to make 'gum drop' trees.  Select a 2 or 3 ft honey locust sprout,  make paste out of flour and water and gob it on the tree for snow.  While the snow is still wet,  sprinkle it with salt or sugar to make it sparkle.  Put a gumdrop on each thorn and your done.

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Re: Hey, did I miss something
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2002, 07:21:58 AM »
When we do Christmas in the U.P. we
go out on Christmas eve in the moonlight and find some
conifer to cut.  One year our normal 8 hour trip up took
about 16 hours due to a snow storm and we arrived at
4:00 AM.  Normally one of the neighbors would use
a snowblower to blow out the father-in-laws drive
if we would let them know we were coming. But this
year a big storm through the straits in late november
took a bunch of trees out and one big cedar was
down across the drive. So there we were at 4:00 AM
after a 16 hour drive cutting trees with the chain saw.
We then had to use scoop shovels to clear a path
to the door in waist deep snow.  Actually, it's these
kind of adventures that make going to the U.P. at
Christmas so memorable. We just fire up the Jotul
woodstove and veg out with some MaCallan.
Life is good!

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Re: Hey, did I miss something
« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2002, 01:28:24 PM »
Here is a picture of a U.P. Christmas tree. A Balsam Fir. I took this picture of it last winter during black powder deer season. I have been tripping over that tree since it was 6 inches tall. Even though it was always in the way as we work at the cabin we let it grow. This next year the back screen porch goes on so it was time for the tree to go. Pete asked me to take it home the first weekend of November but I said it was too early to cut it, so Lynda cut it last weekend, a year after I took the first picture.

I went over and enjoyed it at their home this morning. Not the fullest tree in the world but its a pretty special tree. We have been wheeling cement around it and working around it and protecting it for 10 years. It finally earned its way to being a Christmas tree.

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Re: How do I get on the map?
« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2002, 02:43:23 PM »
I made it on the calendar with the birthday and anniversary, but I didn't have any luck getting on the map... ::) ??? ???

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