BONUS Day 29: The highs and the lows

BONUS Day 29 (or Day 30) – Highs and Lows for the month

OMG it’s finally over! I think I underestimated a bit this writing challenge.

One of the lows is that this challenge contained posts that were not exciting at all and it took a lot to get them started, which caused procrastination and a feeling of giving up… This past month brought some nasty temperatures and we have a few chickens with frost bites on their combs. There is a chicken that I had to bring in the house a few nights because her toes locked up and she could not sit on the roost. She is much better now!

when-life-knocks-you-downA big high for the month is that I actually stuck through this and completed the challenge :). I know of two other people who are happy that my posts won’t hit their emails daily ūüėČ I am happy that we didn’t have many ‘record breaking’ anything this past winter and I am very hopeful that all the bad has past. I am ready to break ground in the raised beds, the chickens are ‘hungry’ for insects and worms and just plain green grass, the cats are whining more and more about being out and about all night, and the dogs just miss their tub of water not freezing! Another high of the month was that I booked a camping trip for Canada Day long weekend. Hoping to book a couple more weekends getaways for when my mom and step-dad come. This past month I also started readying through comic books (Manga kind) and hope to be able to find some more books to go through that will be of interest.


AND let’s not forget, today is LEAP DAY!

Every four years, an extra day is added to the calendar in order to synchronize it with the solar year. It takes the earth 365.242 days to orbit the Sun. For this reason, the full day is only added once every four years.

Leap Year Fun Facts:

  • The frog is a symbol associated with February 29. The Australian rocket frog can leap over two metres. More jumping animals on National Geographic!
  • February 29th is called Bachelor’s Day in Ireland, and it is when women are allowed to propose to men. In¬†1288, it was Queen Margaret of Scotland that began the tradition and it is said that if a man refused the proposal, he would be fined a kiss, a silk dress or 12 pairs of gloves
  • about 4¬†million people in the world have February 29 as a birthday
  • the chances of having a birthday on a leap day are about one in 1,461.
  • 1 in 5 engaged couples in Greece will plan to avoid getting married in a leap year. They believe it is bad luck
  • In Taiwan, married daughters traditionally return home during the leap month as it is believed the lunar month can bring bad health to parents. Daughters bring pig trotter noodles to wish them good health and good fortune
  • In Russia it is believed a leap year is likely to bring more freak weather patterns and a greater risk of death all round
  • The Summer Olympics are always held in a leap year.
  • There is an official Leap Day cocktail called…wait for it…The Leap Day Cocktail!¬†This colorful cousin of the martini was invented by pioneering bartender Harry Craddock at London‚Äôs Savoy Hotel in 1928




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