It feels like Christmas Eve …
It is so hot here in Brisbane. I have eaten too many fruit mince pies and I have three packets of unopened Christmas cards that were to be written in and posted earlier this week.
But nevermind. My Christmas tree has been decorated (no lights to save on electricity and thus greenhouse gases). I have a fridge full of food and drink and have found my favourite Christmas CD (Morningtown Ride to Christmas by the Seekers).
A reader of this web-log sent me the following image,
I wonder what Rudolf did with the carcasses?
According to Wikipedia: Reindeer meat is popular in the Scandinavian countries. Reindeer meatballs are sold canned. Reindeer stew is the best-known dish in Lapland. In Alaska, reindeer sausage is sold locally to supermarkets and grocery stores.
I also recieved the following message about Rudolf:
“According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa’s reindeer, EVERY single one of them, including Rudolph, had to be a girl.”
I don’t know. I thought young males also kept their antlers over Christmas?
But anyway, I think Santa’s Reindeers are a whole different species or subspecies given they can fly? Given there were only 9 of them, Rudolf should surely be listed as endangered or something. There’s a job for Rog for the New Year!
Anyway, to all readers of this web-log, for tomorrow, may peace and happiness be with you.