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125 Christmas Trees later

A friend of ours grows Christmas trees on his 55 acres and this year, we were able to come up and help him and his others friends and family as they cut, wrapped and stacked 125 trees headed to Mass for people to put up in their homes.  It was great to see the whole process and be outside with friends.

Look at all of the trees!
Safety first: wearing our orange

It is strategic when you get 125 trees of different sized stacked together

Done and ready to roll South

We were not planning on it, but we ended up taking a tree home ourselves. It was a lot bigger than I thought it was when it was in the field but it looks great at the house.  That photo will be later on. 

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