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Christmas in Austin - Lake Travis

Your Guide to the Austin Holiday Season

Put some jolly in your jingle, because it’s officially the holiday season.  We don’t get white Christmases very often, it’s true. Instead, we get over a month of indoor and outdoor celebrations that we can enjoy without frostbite. And that’s certainly a win in our book! Use this handy Holiday …

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Looking Back at the 10th Annual Fall Festival

The 10th Annual Fall Festival, Pumpkin Patch, & Corn Maze has come and gone here at Barton Hill Farms. And while we’re sad that it’s over, we are SO GRATEFUL to everyone that came out to enjoy this fantastic fall and the beauty of Bastrop!  While this year came with …

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Texas Cattle Ranching and the Famous Longhorn Cattle: The Surprising Origins

Cattle are so frequently equated with America—and with Texas in particular—that it may shock you to learn that cattle aren’t indigenous to North America at all!  In fact, cattle have only been roaming from sea to shining sea for about 500 years, first brought to the country by Spanish conquistadors. …

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Tricks, Treats, & Traditions: The Origins of Halloween

When you really think about it, Halloween is downright bizarre. We dress up in strange outfits and encourage our children to beg for candy from strangers. We carve faces into pumpkins, and scare ourselves—on purpose!  What is the meaning of all this?? Like many modern holidays, present-day Halloween is an …

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