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With Easter quickly approaching I thought I’d fill you in on some of the more important Easter facts.

Did you know?

1 It is not an Easter Bunny it is an Easter hare.

2 It is not an Easter Hare because it doesn’t exist

3 There is no place in the scriptures that mentions such a beast.

4 There is no religious significance attached to the Easter Bunny

5 The Easter Bunny is the most prominent symbol for the highest Christian holiday.

6 Eggs are a symbol of fertility and bunnies are a symbol of procreation, (somebody mooshed them together)

7 Easter eggs were brought over to USA in the 1700’s when the Germans settled in Pennsylvania.

8 The German children prepared nests for the colourful egg laying creatures (hence the Easter baskets)

9 The Pope had decreed that Christians should give up eggs for lent and then gave them back for Easter.  Thus people began giving eggs as Easter gifts.

10 The Russians hacked Easter and upped the ante by decorating the eggs in gold and precious gems.

11 We, as a consumer driven society upped the ante once again.  By making it one of the largest consumer holidays.

12 Because nobody is sure when the resurrection happened, nobody is sure when Easter really is.  The First council of Nicaea created two rules for Easter.  1 it had to be independent of the Jewish calendar. 2. It had to have worldwide uniformity.  Ever try to get the world to agree on anything? Every date suggested somebody had other plans. It took centuries to establish the celebration to take place on the first Sunday after the ecclesiastical full moon soonest after March 21st.

13 Hunting Easter eggs is a cruel and barbaric sport where children are released to find defenses unsuspecting albeit colour full eggs.

13 The above mentioned eggs may or may not be cage free eggs.  I’m sure soon after this blog is published and it becomes known that they may not be cage free eggs there will be a movement to only use cage free eggs. As if the eggs know the difference.

And finally, this year 2018 Easter falls on April fools day.  With that in mind here is a little tip if you haven’t thought of it yourselves.  This year you don’t actually have to hide the eggs.  It is okay to just say you did.  April fools!

 

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Empty Nesters

We are now officially and literally empty nesters. Thirteen days after the eggs hatched all four have flown the coop. The first one left around 10:45 last night. We had just returned from our first ever wine tasting and we saw one of the little guys on the deck. As we approached to get in the door he jumped off the deck and into the grass. We tried to catch him to put him back in the nest because evil lurks in the darkness but we could not get him. The other three were all hunkered down. This morning as we were leaving to go grocery shopping the other three were looking eager to leave. When we got back home they were all gone. They did leave us with a parting gift, as you can see it is a blob of bird poop. So that saga appears to be over I will return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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For those paying attention it has now been nine days since the Robins eggs on our front deck have hatched. The eyes have opened, they have found their voices, pin feathers are turning to full fledged feathers. I imagine it won’t be long till we come home to an empty nest. When I first saw the nest I didn’t think they had a chance being where it is. look where we are now.

Day 1

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Day 9

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