Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

One of our family traditions is to go out and get our own live Christmas tree whenever life permits.  There have been some Christmases in recent years where we have done little to nothing for Christmas.  Life just gets in the way sometimes.  This year we were fortunate.  Any year we can, we go to Seiler’s Christmas Tree Farm.  Now that the cat out of the bag they’ll probably be famous because of my blog post.  Really, both of you try not to go at once!  If you do though, here’s the address: 4100 Jakes Colony Rd, Seguin, TX 78155.  I even found a video somebody took of the place.

Now that my youngest daughter is testing her wings, it’s a treat for the family to be together.  She came home from college over the Thanksgiving holiday and we went to Seilers that Saturday and got our tree for the year.  Picking the family tree is part fun and part chore.  It has to be the perfect tree.  Some years, most years, it takes quite a while for us to locate it.  This year we found two almost right off the bat.  Here’s the one we picked.

The Christmas Tree for 2013

The Christmas Tree for 2013

Finding the tree fast was not the only strange thing about our visit this year.  The tree farm is way closer to our house now that we live in Seguin.  What used to be an all day affair only took us a couple of hours this time.  Still, it worked out very well and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  We gathered ’round the tree for some pictures before cutting.

Mary and I

Mary and I

Mary and the kids

Mary and the kids

And now for the traditional moment.

Where does it say "cut here"?

Where does it say “cut here”?

Looks like we should cut it here.

I have no idea...

I have no idea…

Just a little more…

TIMBER!

TIMBER!

TIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMBBBBBEEEEEEERRRRRRR!!!!

Hauling off the bounty

Hauling off the bounty

Bagged one!

It’s times like these that it’s very handy to own a pickup truck.  As you can see in the video, they shake out all the dead needles and whatever else isn’t well attached to the tree.  Then they net it and you take it from there.  It’s a neat place and if you live around the San Antonio area, I highly recommend making it a Christmas tradition with your family.

The tree all dressed up!

The tree all dressed up!

Here’s the tree all dressed up in it’s Christmas finery.  Unfortunately, we have to make the bottom few feet dog tail resistant.  We lose a few ornaments every year to destructo tails.  This year has been no exception!  We still think it’s a darn fine tree though!

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