by Robert Maxwell
Even in my rural community of Manitoulin Island, almost nobody gets real Christmas trees anymore. Artificial trees are certainly easier, and I don't want to knock them, but I was raised on real Christmas trees cut from the back lot of my parents' land, and I want to keep that tradition alive. This December marks the second Christmas my wife and I have spent in the forest cabin I built, and the first with our baby daughter Lily. We plan to raise her with the tradition of real Christmas trees, too. Click and watch the video below for a tour of my hunt for this year's tree.