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Happy Walpurgis Night
04-30-2014, 03:53 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.

Observed by The Czechs, Dutch, Estonians, Finns, Germans, Latvians and Swedes.

You know what this means...

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04-30-2014, 04:01 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Was +18 yesterday yay.gif think I'll get a fire going in the pit outside and celebrate walpurgis beercheer.gif
04-30-2014, 04:08 PM #3
White Ribbon call me
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(04-30-2014, 03:53 PM)Octo Wrote:  Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a traditional spring festival on 30 April or 1 May in large parts of Central and Northern Europe. It is often celebrated with dancing and bonfires. It is exactly six months from All Hallows' Eve.

Observed by The Czechs, Dutch, Estonians, Finns, Germans, Latvians and Swedes.

You know what this means...

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i guess everyone gets naked too, eh.. *thought i would throw in a Canadian word so shadow could understand us*
04-30-2014, 04:10 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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04-30-2014, 04:24 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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lol.gif Yeah we don't want anyone to feel left out lmao.gif

Too cold to get naked today, freezing wind with intermittent snow and hail showers. Almost nice when the sun is out though, at least from the inside looking out chuckle.gif beercheer.gif

Quote:In Finland, Walpurgis day (Vappu) is one of the four biggest holidays along with Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and Midsummer (Juhannus). Walpurgis witnesses the biggest carnival-style festival held in the streets of Finland's towns and cities. The celebration, which begins on the evening of 30 April and continues to 1 May, typically centres on copious consumption of sima, sparkling wine and other alcoholic beverages.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walpurgis_Night

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04-30-2014, 04:28 PM #6
White Ribbon call me
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i was going to go to the beach tomorrow as its sunny and 20C, but i just decided its too cold to go.. prefer it at least 22.. the water is 23C.. we all live such diff realities with temperature.. quite bizarre really..
04-30-2014, 04:40 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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It's so typical for it to get really cold this time of year 13.gif The water temps here are probably +5 tops. No beach going here just yet.
04-30-2014, 04:49 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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I'm getting a donkey today, my neighbor has the sweetest little donkey, her name is Jillie and she's been in a wee pen for two years so I offered to keep her in my pasture. Once she's brushed and shed out a little I'll post a pic of her omg she's a sweet little thing. There's also a miniature pony named Sparky (in the same tiny pen belly deep in manure) that I'd love to have but my fences aren't good enough.
04-30-2014, 04:57 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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A donkey! yay.gif That's great! lmao.gifbeercheer.gif Have you got any bees yet or is it too early?
04-30-2014, 04:59 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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yay.gif hug.gif Her just needs some kisses! chuckle.gif Congrats, can't wait to see her pics!

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04-30-2014, 05:03 PM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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She's just the sweetest little creature, so gentle and huggable and yes, kissable chuckle.gif and her ears are as long as her legs rofl.gif

No bees yet, another 3 weeks at least I'd think. Though I did see a bumble bee yesterday and I've got flowers planted all over for them.
04-30-2014, 05:05 PM #12
White Ribbon call me
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(04-30-2014, 04:49 PM)Shadow Wrote:  I'm getting a donkey today, my neighbor has the sweetest little donkey, her name is Jillie and she's been in a wee pen for two years so I offered to keep her in my pasture. Once she's brushed and shed out a little I'll post a pic of her omg she's a sweet little thing. There's also a miniature pony named Sparky (in the same tiny pen belly deep in manure) that I'd love to have but my fences aren't good enough.

bless you, for saving that poor donkey..
04-30-2014, 05:13 PM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-30-2014, 05:05 PM)the white ribbon Wrote:  bless you, for saving that poor donkey..

She's well fed and certainly not abused, just in this tiny shitty little pen and hasn't had green grass for years. My front yard would keep the miniature pony in, it's all stucco wire and about 2 acres, but I'd worry my dogs would go after him. He's just above knee high.
04-30-2014, 06:18 PM #14
bohica Member
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So, the forecast for Northern Europe, Finland in particular, is a marathon of drunken tomfoolery, while over in Canada, Shadow gets a new Ass.
We live in interesting times.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
04-30-2014, 06:19 PM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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Pretty much, yes. chuckle.gif



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