How to tell if the tree you cut down in the forest is slightly too big for your house.


As in, ever so small an amount.  A wee bit.  A mite.

Or, well, maybe a tiny, teensy, eensy bit more than a wee bit.

As evidenced by the following.  My sort of “Top 10 reasons why the tree MAY be too big.”

DSC04464 Inside.  Extra branches.

DSC04465Inside.  (And such a cute little Springer Spaniel, eh?  Just waiting to grab that juicy pine bough and run.)  More extras.

DSC04467Outside, front door.  Still more extra pine boughs.

DSC04466Inside…again.  Yes, extra.

DSC04469Couldn’t resist.  And it made her feel special, so there you go.   LOTS of extra pine boughs.  That thing is heavy.  I can’t believe it’s still there actually.

DSC04470Because every little girl should have not just one tree in her room, but two.  (The front one being the top of the living room tree.)

DSC04471Outside, back door.

And finally, the number one reason why the tree you cut down in the forest might be a wee bit too big for your house:

DSC04472 DSC04474 DSC04475The star won’t fit between the “top” of the tree and the ceiling.  And yes, one could simply cut off the top of the tree, but as seen in the photo above, the dear daughter’s tree is the top of this tree.  And I was not going to take it down and do it again.  Well, let me rephrase that:  the dear husband was not going to be talked into taking the tree out of the stand and taking more off the top.

So we have a crooked star, but a star nonetheless.

And there you have it.  Simple ways to determine if the tree you cut down in the forest is too big for the house.

Yes, yes, I know.  I could simply take a tape measure along.  And since we’ve been doing this for several years now, and the height of the ceiling has not changed, one would think I might get wiser about it.  One would think.

Still looks good though if I do say so myself.



About madranchwife

Mother, Mad Ranchwife(as in--at times-- crazy, nutso, loco, off-my-rocker insane), Veterinarian, Physical Therapist, "Liberal, pinko, gay-loving, Subaru-driving Socialist" (as I've been called), proud to be a totally tree-huggin', climate change believin', granola girl environmentalist, ObamaGirl, Pro-Choice (don't even get me started here...), and in my younger days a feminist vegetarian as a result of time spent at CU Boulder (this lasted approximately 14 months, until all the Jimmy Buffett I was listening to caused me to crave a cheeseburger). #FindingMyVoice #ScienceMatters
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2 Responses to How to tell if the tree you cut down in the forest is slightly too big for your house.

  1. Jim Burnett says:

    Nice big tree. Looks great..

  2. barbara coyle says:

    oh, I loved your post – absolutely loved it – mostly loved all the pictures that accompanied it – great photos – and oh my, what a lot of work – a lot !

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