Friday, September 26, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Johnny Appleseed

By Mara of  Dragonfly Adornments

John Chapman, also known as Johnny Appleseed, was born on September 26th. He was a pioneer who introduced apples to the Midwest. The legend of Johnny Appleseed indicates that he planted without a plan but he actually knew what he was doing. The apple trees that he planted did not produce apples that were good for eating. They were too tart and were used to make hard cider and apple jack. Johnny was very religious, believed in animal rights, was a vegetarian and was never married.  In 1966 the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp of Johnny Appleseed.

Enjoy these sweet and tart finds that were grown right here in Minnesota!
{Click the image above to be taken to the treasury.}

Friday, September 19, 2014

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Skull and Crossbones

by Mollie

Yarr! Don yer eye patches and grab yer doubloons!
Today's the day ye best be talkin' like a pirate, matey.
It's International Talk Like a Pirate day.

And ye best be plunderin' these beauties I've gathered for today's Fun Friday Finds.

Started in 1995 by John Baur and Mark Summers (Ol' Chumbucket and Cap'n Slappy) when one of them shouted out "Arrrr!" as they were playing a friendly game of racquetball, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is now celebrated around the world. What was once an inside joke is now an international "holiday" -  and you can find out more about it here.

And if you need to brush up on your pirate jargon, here's a fun site that will get you goin':

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fun Friday Finds: Change of Seasons

By Sharon Parker

Excuse me, Minnesota, but your colors are beginning to show . . .