Well, there is one way to get a Christmas tree that is quite unique. Every year or so, Saquish Rowing Club gets an intrepid gang together to row about 4 miles, from Plymouth Harbor to a place called Clark's Island. A friend of the Club owns land on the Island, and to save some money on taxes, he "runs" a Christmas tree farm (thereby qualifying for some agricultural tax break). But, he needs these trees of his "farmed," and that's where the Club comes in: row to the Island, cut down a tree, throw it in a boat, and head home. So that's exactly what Jess and I did today! Sounds great, right? Well, you need to factor in the 32-degree weather, the 15-knot winds, and the nasty chop on the water. Needless to say, it was a challenge. At one point, I looked over to the nearby shore and realized we weren't moving forward at all.
The Island was great though and scouting for a tree was fun. I have no idea what type we got, but I do know ... it's surely one of a kind!
See the photos and video here.