For some people, it's never too early in spring to decorate eggs. Although egg decorating is associated with the Easter celebration, egg decorating is an art form. The International Egg Art Guild promotes "egg artistry, raise the quality of the art to the highest level and develop public interest in the art through education, exhibition, and sharing." Eggsibit Day is an annual holiday celebrating decorated eggs.
* Host your own egg decorating contest at home or work.
* Try new techniques for decorating eggs.
* Make egg salad or potato salad and egg with the cooked eggs.
Battle of La Glorieta Pass 150th Anniversary
On March 28, 1862, Union troops successfully fought to keep Confederate forces away from the gold fields of California and Colorado. "Glorieta Pass was a strategic location, situated at the southern tip of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, southeast of Santa Fe, and on the Santa Fe Trail. ... A Confederate force of 200 to 300 Texans under the command of Maj. Charles L. Pyron encamped at Johnson's Ranch, at one end of the pass. Union Maj. John M. Chivington led more than 400 soldiers to the Pass and on the morning of March 26 moved out to attack," according to the Heritage Preservation Service. It was "the turning point of the war in the New Mexico Territory."
Something on a Stick Day
Holidays are rarely more bizarre than Something on a Stick Day. It's not quite so odd when you start to realize how many tasty foods are served on sticks: corn dogs, lollipops, cotton candy, Popsicles and the newest food on a stick, cake pops. You can also put garden markers, place cards and any holiday craft on a stick.
* Cut up fruit or vegetables and put them on a stick.
* Enjoy hot, grilled kabobs.
* What do you want to put on a stick? Take a photo and send it to Something on a Stick.
Weed Appreciation Day
They're not on sticks but stems. Dandelions are one weed we should all appreciate according to Dave's Garden. Instead of spraying and sprinkling chemicals on the lawn to get rid of weeds, appreciate them. Dandelion greens (not the stems) and clovers are considered weeds but both are edible. The pretty pink knotweed, common mallow, and nettles are also edible according to the Herb Companion.
More benefits of weeds (from the Henry Doubleday Research Association)
* Weeds provide a food source for birds
* Weeds can help prevent erosion
* Weeds absorb excess salt and help bring water to the top soil