The Christmas tree farm we buy our Christmas tree from was handing out pine tree saplings when we were there. Other years we have forgo-ed bringing the sapling home but this year we figured, why not? Gabe loves a good mess and growing a tree is kind of like a rite of passage for little kids. After buying some soil from Home Depot Gabe set to work adding soil to the pot then burying the roots of his tree in the soil.
Yes that is a mixing bowl filled with soil and a kitchen spoon he's using to dig. Don't judge. It's winter in Ohio and we were not going to look around the garage for the proper tools. It's all about the experience anyways, right?