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No doubt wreaths and garlands of red and green are decorating your homes this week. I've been thinking quite seriously of making a carrot wreath for my front door. After all, it's carrots that played an important role in my winter celebrations; isn't that how traditions start?
Dec 26, 2011 8:39 PM CST
|I'm surprised to read how many of our holidays and celebrations are tied to seasonal plants. Very interesting article. Thanks Sharon!|
Dec 26, 2011 10:03 PM CST
|I especially love the parts of the story about carrots. And I really love the carrot wreath, how beautiful it is.|
Dec 26, 2011 10:46 PM CST
|There are even more that I didn't write about, Bubbles, lots more. |
Lynn, I like that carrot wreath too. Now if only I could find all those colorful carrots.
Dec 27, 2011 4:39 AM CST
|I loved reading about all the history too.|
Carrots are a big deal in our house now that our neighbor is a horse Pepper the horse comes to the fence as soon as she hears/sees us outside. She knows we're good for her carrot fix.
My favorite folklore story about St. Patrick is that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. Go Patrick
Great story Sharon - thank you..
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Dec 27, 2011 5:40 AM CST
|Lovely, lovely. Good info. ... and now I want a carrot wreath too.|
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Dec 27, 2011 8:15 AM CST
|Great article Sharon, I guess we need a lot of reasons to cheer ourselves up during the cold and depressive winter.|
Besides, celebrations are fun!!!!
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Dec 27, 2011 10:06 AM CST
|Very interesting! Carrots do come in all of those colors, I've seen the catalog pictures, but have been too traditional to grow any but the orange ones. Now, Teacher, your assignment is to grow some of those wild colored carrots (or at least find some at the farmer's market) and make a carrot wreath.|
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Dec 27, 2011 10:13 AM CST
|Nice article, Sharon. Thanks!|
Carrots have played an important role in my life, too. That's why my hair is red/orange...er, uhh, used to be! I reckon I ate so many carrots growing up I inherited the color. As recent as in my late 30's I could be seen walking around with a carrot in my back pocket, my afternoon snack. (I was working in town at the time, too, public work!)
Thanks for the good read!
Happy Day to all
Shoe (cold and wet outside, warm and toasty inside. Yay!)
Dec 27, 2011 10:45 AM CST
|All these years I've been weaving wreaths onto limbs of trees in my back yard every time I trim my wisteria. Those vines make great wreaths. In winter I slather the wreaths with peanut butter and nuts, raisins, seeds and when the wreaths are in tatters the next summer, I do it all over again. I wonder what else they would attract if I added carrots for color?|
I'd probably have a back yard filled with raccoons, now wouldn't I? My neighbors would love me even more.
Thanks, Ladies and Shoe.
Raining here too, Shoe, and I noticed a snowflake or two earlier when I got up.
It's a winter day for sure.
Dec 27, 2011 11:08 AM CST
|Deer, bear, not sure if squirrels like carrots and rabbits can't get up the tree.|
Dec 27, 2011 11:19 AM CST
|No deer, no bears, but I do have a very tall bunny who lives nearby.|
Dec 27, 2011 12:25 PM CST
A tall bunny? It's name isn't Harvey is it, 6' 3 1/2" tall?
If so he should like your carrots.
Dec 27, 2011 12:40 PM CST
|Ahhhhh shades of Dowd, Elwood P. |
I played his sister one time in community theatre locally. If you remember, his sister, Veta Louise Simmons, also saw Harvey.
Dec 27, 2011 1:51 PM CST
|Thanks for another great article, Sharon! Good, interesting stuff! I am missing my paper whites this year... I didn't grow those this Christmas and I should have... one of my favorite things to grow in the winter.|
Dec 27, 2011 1:57 PM CST
|What an interesting and fun article Thanks Sharon. I had no idea carrots came in so many colors |
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Dec 27, 2011 6:37 PM CST
|I loved that movie. : )|
Dec 27, 2011 6:45 PM CST
|I played with Amaryllis this year, Brenda, had a lot of fun with them too. Now that they've bloomed I really need to find something else. It's a long time till spring. |
I don't think I'd eat as many carrots if they weren't orange, Gin. It would be like eating blue gravy or something. Yekk!
It was a fun movie, Lynn, even more fun to be in the play several times.
Dec 27, 2011 7:07 PM CST
|Sharon: I enjoyed your very interesting and informative article about the different holiday traditions and celebrations. When the first word of your article was carrot I had to continue reading ... carrots are my favorite vegetable! I've been in Florida for 45 years so I haven't had the pleasure of building a snowman in a long time. The past week or so our newspaper has been showing photo's of Sandmen that tourists have made on the beach ... one was only 18" tall and had a twig for a nose ... and seaweed for hair! |
The carrot wreath is unusual and wonderful, I really like the idea of a carrot wreath for the front door.
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Dec 27, 2011 7:14 PM CST
|Sandmen!! How fun. I'd like to see them.|
I'm thinking of looking for some silk carrots, seeing what I can do about making a wreath from them. But I think the foliage is important too, so it's going to have to look like a real carrot. I found the wreath photo in Wiki and it's a good thing because it was free for me to use. I thought it was fun and appropriate for the article. It really is pretty!
Dec 27, 2011 9:16 PM CST
|I didn't have a clue carrots came in that many colors either. Wonder what a purple carrot salad would look like? Would you be able to tell the raisins from the carrots? Or would it all look like some weird purple concoction? Does a carrot by any other color taste as sweet?|
Thanks for the article Sharon & the link. Is that why I'm not wealthy? Because although a southerner, raised by a southerner, I never eat collards on New Year's day. Guess I have to get some this year & see what happens.
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