April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Sweet Easter Fun Facts
  • Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion of the year for Americans. According to the National Confectioner's Association, Americans consumed seven billion pounds of candy on Easter in 2001. Only Halloween sees Americans eating more candy!

  • Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 600 million Marshmallow Peeps. Yellow peeps is the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue and white.

  • In the early 1950's it took 27 hours to make one Peeps chick, today it takes 6 minutes.
  • In all, 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for Easter every year. Of those chocolate bunny chomping Americans, 76% eat the ears first, 5% start at the feet, while 4% favored the tail first. So what part of the chocolate Easter bunny do you eat first and what does that say about you? Have you taken the chocolate bunny test?

Easter Crafts

1. Did you know you can make a cute little Easter basket using a paper plate, construction paper and ribbon? Visit this link to find out how.

2. I have decorated a lot of Easter eggs, but I have never had a tie-dyed one! Allfreecrafts.com tells you how to make them.

3. This would be a fun craft to do with children, a fluffy lamb pencil holder. Hey that is pretty cute, I wonder if I can make one that looks like a goat? (You didn't think I could get through one whole post without talking about goats did you?)

Speaking of goats, Dym the Nubian still has almost 7 hours to have her kids on Easter this year. Today is her 150 day due date. The farm has never had a goat have kids on a holiday before, come on Dym! Don't you want your kids to have cute Easter names this year?
I hope everyone has had a very Happy Easter!


Sources for candy facts:
infoplease
Parents.com
MarshmallowPeeps.com
wndu.com

11 comments:

amanadoo said...

Oh! I so want to see a goat named Peep!

KathyB. said...

Peeps are my favorite candy, and I can eat then all year round. I like the blue ones best, but I think they all taste the same . Peeps seem to be one of those things people love or hate with nothing in between! Happy Easter, and hope Dym comes through with the Easter kids!

Amy said...

Happy Easter to you too Jen!

Joanne + Michelle, kookie girls clothing said...

Love Emma Goat!! Thanks for visiting us!

Linda Hughes said...

Luv your fun Easter facts! Good Luck to Dym!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

What a great post. I hope you had a good Easter day!

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Finally, weatherwise, was a beautiful, sunny, day here. Yes, don't you want Easter babies?

Lanny said...

Hope you and Dym had a productive Happy Easter with out too much chocolate poisoning (I fear I have a small case myself). If Dym didn't make it by midnight Sunday there is always Easter Monday to consider!

Mildred said...

Loved this post and hope you will have a great week.

DayPhoto said...

HAPPY EASTER!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jennifer said...

Thank you for all the nice comments on my Easter post. When my husband read it all he said was "Why did you use such a worried, sad looking picture of a rabbit? It is kind of depressing looking." Huh?, now that I look at it again I guess that last rabbit clipart does look rather worried. She looks very worried someone is going to take her Easter egg! LOL. Sorry if the poor, sad rabbit clinging onto her last Easter egg made anyone sad!

Dym DID have her kids on Easter this year. I will post pictures later.