13 Farming Superstitions You Need to Know

Farming is an ancient art. As an occupation that has existed for thousands of years, agricultural folklore has lingered through the centuries and is still followed by many in the industry today. In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve collected 13 farming superstitions you need to know:

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

It’s the Haul-iday Season

 

Tying the family Christmas tree to the roof of the car, driving it home, and getting it set up is a job unto itself. Now imagine doing that with a tree more than nine times larger! The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition began in New York City in 1933, the same year as the ’30 Rock’ building opened. The first tree was a 20 foot balsam fir decorated with cranberry strings, paper garland, and even some tin cans. Things have grown a bit since then- this year’s tree is a 94 foot Norway Spruce, the tallest so far, with the exception of 1999’s 100 foot giant. Continue reading “It’s the Haul-iday Season”

turkey in a field

Mary Had a Little Turkey

November is the month of the turkey in the United States, as we gather with family and friends to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast.  But where did the idea of eating turkey on Thanksgiving even come from?  Since there are no leftovers from the 1600’s, there is some controversy about what was really eaten at the first Thanksgiving meal. Most researchers don’t believe that the main meat was actually turkey, rather fish and wildfowl, such as duck or goose, according to some Smithsonian archives. Continue reading “Mary Had a Little Turkey”