Have you ever wondered what the heck to do with your Christmas tree once you’ve taken it down? We have!
But those aren’t issues for us anymore :)
A year and a half ago, when we took down our tree, we didn’t know what to do with it and we didn’t want to deal with it so we stood it up against the fence in the backyard. There it sat, for months and months, getting dryer and dryer. We eventually decided we should chop it up and use it as fire wood.
While chatting with friends of ours, we came up with the idea of burning the tree whole. Pine needles are fun to burn – they crackle like crazy and burn quickly. We thought a whole tree of needles might be really exciting. So, instead of chopping it up we took it to our friends’ house, stood it up in their fire pit, and set it on fire. We were right, it was a lot of fun! It was so much fun, we decided we should do it every year.
This year, our friends’ took the tree right after we took it down and set it in the sun to dry out for a couple months.
They live on 60+ acres of land – really beautiful.
When we got there the tree was already propped up.
And this is the aftermath.We burned the rest of the trunk (and tons more logs) while we sat around talking for the rest of the day.
I couldn’t take “during” pics because R was using the camera to film it. I am going to try to put the video up here. If it works, the guy in the beginning is our friend (his property), the voice you can hear clearest is R, and you can hear me at the end say “Oh No! Timber!” It also makes me laugh that, at the very end, the dogs (my dog, River, and our friend’s dog) started barking at each other and all the dog “parents” shout “HEY!” instinctively. haha