Thursday, February 24, 2011

Do You Give Up?? Education Of The Day

I didn't know what these things were for a long time. They are only visible in the winter when the leaves are gone.
Mistletoe. That's what they are. Weird huh? They're actually a parasitic plant that sprouts from bird poop. You can read about it here.  I don't know that I believe the bird poop statement. Wikipedia has been known to have some false statements from time to time.

Mistletoe extract has been shown to kill cancer cells. Then why aren't we harvesting it in mass quanitities?? Just think how many people could benefit from just this one tree???

Mistletoe is also Oklahoma's state flower

Mistletoe has a couple of medicinal qualities and is verified on this site as 'coming into contact with the bark of a tree generally through the agency of birds'. In other words, bird poop. lol

Well......I got an education today. Did you? :o)

Ok, I'm off shortly to the post office. I ordered several crochet books to be delivered to work and they left a delivery notice yesterday in the mail box. So now I have to drive halfway across town to go get them. :o( But I'm excited! I think I ordered 6 books. Yesterday my order of #3 & #10 threads came. I was somewhat miffed because they (Herrschner's) packed the box so much that they squashed 4 rolls of my #3's flat!!! They couldn't use a slightly bigger box now could they?

I will take pics and post later on the books I ordered.  Unless I get busy, then I'll post them tomorrow.

I hope you have a day filled with smiles and good feelings.


  1. Hi Kat,

    Well who knew all of that about mistletoe. I wonder why they don't use it for cancer...
    Can't wait to see your new books. I'm a book hoarder, along with yarn, material, purses...

    Cindy Bee

  2. So those largeball thingies at the top of the tree are mistletoe . . COOL ! ! ! ! ! !


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