The neighbors promised to give me their Xmas tree after the holidays instead of putting it out for the trash collector. I didn't expect it until some time next week, but I guess the holidays are over for them, I found their tree in my driveway yesterday. Wow.
It always made me sad to see their trees in the trash. So, for the past couple of years, I've resurrected the poor things and made them into winter roost for birds visiting the feeder.
Tied to a sturdy stake, the birds and I get months of enjoyment out of these bonus evergreens. Then in spring I clip off all the branches to use as mulch and take the center trunk over to the township compost depot. Win-win all around.
Now, if winter would just show up. Snow would be white and pretty -- I'm really getting tired of RAIN RAIN RAIN. (Over 5 inches so far this month. *glub*)
Happy New Year, all. :-D