...To all those who celebrate it. I won't be posting any Black Friday specials until it's actually Black Friday.
Today's picture: trussed-up Christmas trees off the truck, stacked and waiting to be put out for sale on Black Friday. Taken at Bill's Trees in Brookfield. Believe it or not, the fellow working there told me that all these trees had been shipped to Wisconsin from the Carolinas. That was a surprise: we're importing conifers.
I used a tripod for this one. Just kidding.
Also a surprise: the tree lot is set up on the grounds of a farmhouse and barn on the main drag through Brookfield, Bluemound Road, a sprawling divided six-lane highway that runs straight as an arrow through a hell of strip malls, chain restaurants, gas stations, car dealerships and big box stores that goes on for miles. A vestige of fifty years ago and more. Not the only one in the area, but an obvious one. I always thought the property was owned by a holdout, too stubborn to sell: turns out the town of Brookfield itself owns the old house and barn and preserves it as an historic site. But the rumor is they're going to tear the old farmhouse down soon. They plan to leave the barn. I guess a town doesn't need but so much history. In any event, the barn and silo are going to have to be enough of it for this part of Brookfield.
Best wishes to you and your family. I'm thankful for you coming by, whether you're giving thanks today for anything or not. See you tomorrow.
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