Love, love, love this time of year. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Barb has been busy decorating the house for the holidays with all things Christmas.
With all the money we have been putting into the house the past month, we decided that we were going to try and find out our own Christmas tree somewhere out in the National Forest. You are allowed to cut one with a permit. We spent a few hours wandering some likely spots but did not find any worthy candidates. All the trees in our area are long needled ponderosa pine with branches that are 2+' long and basically go straight up, making them challenging for a Christmas tree.
There are other locations in the hills that have spruce, but they are further north, and we have no idea where to go look. I guess we should have done some homework. Next year we will scout out a few locations beforehand and be better prepared.
So, Barb went off to Rapid City in search of a tree. She came home with this beauty which she already decorated. Trees seem crazy expensive this year, but she was able to pick this one up for $80, plus she had $35 in gift cards bring it down to a reasonable price. Most of the trees over 8' were almost $200!
Our other big news for the week is that the interior of the workshop is done! Well, I still have some finishing touches to do like installing a heater and getting some more stainless-steel tables, but I am really happy with how it turned out.
Next up will be the exterior. This is how it looks now.
The girls spent the day out there with us helping us cleaning. We were all exhausted at the end of the day. The girls were so exhausted they could not even drag the whole bodies on their beds.