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M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3846)
Mon, 4th Jan '10 11:20 AM


For those who celebrate "Old Christmas," (Jan. 6), Merry Christmas.

I have the day off because of the snow and cold weather, so just in case I'm back at work by then, I wanted to wish you another Merry Christmas. Some areas still have quiet celebrations of Old Christmas.

For us, it is the day we take down the Christmas tree and inside decorations. The outside has to wait for suitable weather. We put our tree outside near the bird feeders to give the winter birds some shelter from the cold.

When the tree has dried out, I trim the branches off about 3 inches from the trunk. I cut the tree into 2-foot (or so) sections. Then I drill the largest hole I can into the trunk just above each branch. The holes should not go all the way through. We mix peanut butter, birdseed, meal, lard, etc.. and cram it into the holes, and hang these from hooks as new bird feeders. I sell them in the Fall and early winter at craft bazaars, and usually make enough to cover the original cost of the tree.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Mon, 4th Jan '10 11:49 AM

That's very clever and reuses materials that would be discarded otherwise.

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1735)
Mon, 4th Jan '10 12:48 PM

i too take my decorations down on the 6th i recycle dont have a tree now but allways mix fat and seeds with bread and stuff it into nooks and crannies outside for the birds x

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Mon, 4th Jan '10 2:04 PM

I thought it was the fifth, however I am more than happy to leave them up - hate taking them down anyway

M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3846)
Wed, 6th Jan '10 11:05 AM

Merry Christmas.

I haven't been to work one day this year. The road grader came through and slid into the ditch. It's been too cold to melt, and my boss knows that if local schools are called off, it's because my road is too slick. I work three days a week, so it will still be there when the roads clear up.

But it's beautiful outside and the electricity is still on, unlike the snow before Christmas.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Wed, 6th Jan '10 4:21 PM

Oh please. Everybody knows Santa takes off for a few days after Christmas!

M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3846)
Wed, 6th Jan '10 10:51 PM

Maybe Old Christmas is when the Claus family celebrates at home. Reckon?

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