Cliff Gardner

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Tis the season

Do you ever wonder what Christmas tree farmers do from January until November? Do they have other 9-5 type jobs, considering tree farming as more of a hobby? Like, when asked about themselves, do they answer, "I work for Intel, build model airplanes and farm Douglas Firs?" If so, where do they rank in terms of their coolness within the farming community? Do Christmas tree farmers and pumpkin farmers have the most entertaining seasonal rivalry ever, throwing decorated bricks through car windows to intimidate each other?

4 Comments:

  • Ah, an interesting idea. Perhaps the pumpkin growers are the tree growers.

    Or maybe they're debate coaches for the rest of the year =) It would explain some of those wacky judging styles, like "I don't flow." They're not being weird, they're saving their trees for later! ^_^

    By Anonymous Cassie, at 4:39 PM  

  • The rest of the year, tree farms sell pulp for paper.

    And pumpkin farmers sell small children.

    By Anonymous zayne, at 11:55 PM  

  • Well, they can't just ignore the trees the rest of the year. These trees are grown with LOVE, Thomas. LOVE. Err... maybe they grow other seasonal things like the pumpkins, and maybe they raise rabbits that pass as easter bunnies, and chickens that lay easter eggs, and whatever else. Come to think of it... I've never met a Christmas Tree farmer - maybe they are elves...

    By Anonymous melissa, at 1:43 AM  

  • Well they grow trees. It takes 7 years to grow a Christmas trees to Christmas tree size. So they're probably not planting pumpkins....

    By Anonymous Alan, at 7:03 AM  

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