The Slowcook at Spydog Farm The Slowcook at Spydog Farm

Oh, Tannenbaum…

December 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments · Posted in Uncategorized

We love our fake tree, and we love decorating it. Especially after a couple of Lane’s chocolate-mint martinis…

Thanks to our friends Tomekia (in the hat) and Darren (with the neck brace, recovering from surgery.)

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  • Maryann

    How retro! Takes me back to mother’s fake tree. One was just like yours, then she had the silver one..haha.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Joanna

    What have you done to your neck?? I hope it’s not too painful, and that a full recovery is coming soon …


  • Ed Bruske

    MaryAnn, we actually considered a silver tree, but we really like the white one. You never have to water it, and we don’t worry about trees being cut down just so we can hang ornaments on them.

    Joanna, thanks pointing out our friend Darren who helped put the tree together. He’s had neck surgery, but you’re concern prompted me to clarify that in the blog post.

  • Anonymous

    Most “live” Christmas trees are
    grown on farms, by local farmers.
    Supporting local commerce, just as
    your quest for locally grown food.
    After these trees are used in the
    District of Columbia, they are
    recycled as mulch for the National
    Zoo. Where was your fake tree made? Did it come from China and
    made of plastic, a bi-product of
    oil? We all carbon footprints.


  • Ed Bruske

    You know, Janet, I do so much for the environment already–living downtown instead of the suburbs, not commuting to work, walking instead of driving, eating local foods, growing vegetables instead of a lawn, supporting local gardens of all kinds, cutting back on electrical use, insulating like crazy, unplugging vampire appliances, switching to flourescent bulbs, saving cooking water to irrigate the garden, to name just a few things–that I feel absolutely no guilt whatsoever buying a fake Christmas tree that may very well have been made in China and most likely be the Christmas tree we keep for the rest of our lives. You can do all the math you want–all those trucks driving in and out of the city from far off farms with Christams trees, all the fumes from 2-stroked engines used to cut the trees, all the gas burned to turn them into mulch. In this case, I absolutely don’t care. I think we’ve earned this tree.

    That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

  • The Wife

    This video illustrates the main reason I don’t want a live tree in our 107 year old house.

    You’ll have to copy the web address as it doesn’t link directly from here.