Sunday, March 18, 2007

Be-lated St. Patrick's Day

Yesterday after digging out and running to the feed store we cooked up the traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner of corn beef, cabbage, potatoes and Irish Soda bread.

While doing genealogy, I was told we are Scots-Irish. I found out the "Scots-Irish are descendants of the Ulster Scots, immigrants who traveled to North America from Ulster in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Ulster-Scots is a term used to refer to people descended from Scots who live in Northern Ireland in a part of the ancient province of Ulster in Ireland."

We have always celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. That is one of the good things about our ancestors making us a nationality melting pot,(aka we are mutts) you get to celebrate just about every holiday.

The farmer's almanac said “Cabbage seeds are often planted today, and old-time farmers believed that to make them grow well, you needed to plant them while wearing your nightclothes.” Now I had intentions of doing this, slippers being my part of nightclothes. But while I was out I forgot to buy potting soil. So today we will head out for that and some maple taps to tap our neighbors trees. Other plans for the day include defrosting one of the freezers....what an exciting life I lead.

In knitting/spinning news, I haven't done a thing. Nothing, nada - looked at fiber and patterns but that was it.

1 comment:

cyndy said... could always wait until April Fool's to plant the cabbage in your jammies...
that way, you could fool the seeds into thinking that they were planted on St. Patricks Day...and later tell them "April Fool's!"