I enjoyed reading your story about the life of a Christmas tree farmer. We grow and are in the process of harvesting and shipping balsam fir from our farm in Nova Scotia, Canada.
The point you made that the work has to be done no matter what the weather is very true, not matter where you are.
Also people can tell we work in the trees when we go anywhere. Balsams have a very distinctive smell but when working in them you lose the ability to smell it.
I signed up for Google alert for balsam fir Christmas trees. There are always a few interesting articles this time of year.
Middle Musquodoboit, Nova Scotia