Before I ever began celebrating the holidays with Yarnorama, Bastrop was an annual stop at this time of year. For years, it was where we went to chop down our own Christmas tree at Loma Alta tree farm.
Unfortunately, last year's fires, which burned thousands of acres in the hill country, also wiped out Loma Alta. I suspected as much, but wasn't sure until I did a further Google search this year when thinking about where the tree would come from this year.
Here's what I found (hopefully the video works):
So this year instead of a trip to Bastrop, we took a trip to HEB and found a tree there. I'm going to hold out hope that they really will rebuild the farm, and maybe in a few years' time I'll be back, with my little handsaw, ready to return to this particular tradition.