annual pilgrimage to the Tammen Tree Farm down I-57 the weekend after Thanksgiving and came back with a tree. Like in years past, we chose a Fraser Fir - and it looks great. The tree drank and drank and drank (like 3-4 quarts a day) and then pretty much stopped drinking. We're down to drinking about a quart of water a day - which I'm thinking is enough. So far, so good - no needle drop, so I'm thinking it isn't parched.
We've lost a tree before - back in 2006 when we went on a trip and the tree dried out. Sure, it stayed green until Christmas Day, but if you got anywhere near it, let alone breath on it, needles went everywhere. With the Babe's First Birthday Party this weekend, I'm certain we've made it through.
We have 9 foot ceilings, so I'm thinking this tree is just about 8 foot tall. We picked a different location in the living room this year - and I think it is working out better. Just 10 days until the Big Guy comes!