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Yaaay! Blueberry Season Is Here! :)
07-27-2016, 09:04 PM #16
Coolchick Member
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well.
i might try them.

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Just Plain Nuts.
07-27-2016, 11:08 PM #17
US nli Incognito Anonymous
 
Blueberry fun facts:

Quote:Early America.
•Taking their cue from Native Americans, early settlers of America introduced blueberries into their diets when other food sources were scarce.
•Early colonists made gray paint out of blueberries by boiling them in milk.
•Mocking their British roots, the first colonists added blueberries to traditional English fruit and dough puddings and renamed them "buckle," "grunt," and "slump."
•The traditional blue paint used in the homes of Shakers was made from blueberry skins, sage blossoms, indigo, and milk.
•During the Civil War of the 1860s, blueberries were collected, packaged, and sent to Union troops for use as a food staple.

http://www.2020site.org/fun-facts/Bluebe...Facts.html

Robert Frost's Blueberries poem:

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/blueberries
How we used to pick berries: we took one look round,
Then sank out of sight like trolls underground,
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More about trolls living underground 13.gif
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07-28-2016, 02:12 AM #18
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(07-27-2016, 03:53 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Lemminkäinen not even a 'god' per se, to be honest.
(Our Western brothers - the other half of my ancestry - call him Balder.)

But he is the image of love, light, peace, justice, forgiveness and willpower.

Always give thanks and praises to Lemminkäinen. chuckle.gif

Love - the forest of the land of Kaleva gives me free health food.
Light - berry picking in the wild brightens my whole existence.
Peace - peace and tranquility fills my mind and heart in the forest.
Justice - the traitors try to control me, but Kaleva itself wants me free.
Forgiveness - the blueberries will still be there when we're all gone, rich or poor,
whether we lust for power over others or power over self.
Willpower - takes some of that, to fill your bucket.

:)

Peace and prosperity to you all!

cheers.gif

Hmmm...

I thought he was the trickster.

I like your version better. cheers.gif

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-28-2016, 02:13 AM #19
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(07-27-2016, 07:02 PM)US nli Wrote:  Please leave some for the wildlife.

İmage

That device is friggin brilliant!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-29-2016, 09:48 AM #20
Accidental Stoner Member
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(07-28-2016, 02:12 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Hmmm...

I thought he was the trickster.

I like your version better. cheers.gif

Well, he sort of is that, too.
Jester and womanizer.

Balder and Loki rolled into one.

;)
07-29-2016, 09:52 PM #21
Kreeper Griobhtha
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I can dig that.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
07-30-2016, 02:02 AM #22
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(07-29-2016, 09:48 AM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  
(07-28-2016, 02:12 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Hmmm...

I thought he was the trickster.

I like your version better. cheers.gif

Well, he sort of is that, too.
Jester and womanizer.

Balder and Loki rolled into one.

;)

I dated a jester and womanizer for 6 years... ban him!
07-31-2016, 11:25 PM #23
Accidental Stoner Member
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Hehhehh...well, Lemminkäinen got his comeuppance,
- for his jesting and womanizing -
while trying to impress on one of the Princesses of Pohjola.

So, there you go. ;)
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07-31-2016, 11:36 PM #24
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
The blueberry farm is a 45 minute drive.

http://parksblueberries.com/
07-31-2016, 11:38 PM #25
Accidental Stoner Member
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Lovely! :)

Would still prefer the forest, meself, though.
08-01-2016, 12:26 AM #26
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(07-29-2016, 09:52 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  I can dig that.

That is rather interesting about the Kalevala,
coming to think of it:

Not many of the featured personage are entirely
likeable/unlikeable. Lemminkäinen is a (if not the)
trickster, sure, but also the sort of essence of love,
light and benevolence.

Even revered Wäinämöinen - he left Kaleva not
because he had to, but because he threw a fit, didn't he chuckle.gif
Representative of wisdom and coolness acting like a
teenage drama queen.

And, of course, there's the fact that the runes might
be sung quite differently by the clans in the next village
down the road.

What Elias Lönnrot put together, represented
his take on things, more than the impossible
whole.

cheers.gif
08-01-2016, 02:04 AM #27
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,849 Threads:655 Joined:Feb 2011
Unfortunately, Finnish beliefs share that with Nordic beliefs. The only written versions not destroyed by Christian invaders were written by Christians.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
08-01-2016, 07:17 AM #28
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The lutein in blueberries is great for the eyes.

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