Let the wearin’ of the purple and the green commence! Chase some grasshoppers if you see them..make and eat some mojakka. ( I made some beef mojakka a couple of weeks ago..all packaged into individual servings and in the freezer!!)
The big parade down in Menahga commences at 12:20 TOMORROW. I will be there taking some photographs. You have to be on time because the parade only lasts about five minutes. The brave townspeople will escort those pesky grasshoppers out of town.
Now for the St. Urho’s Day Poem
Ooksie kooksie kollme vee
Santia Urho is the boy for me
He chase out the hopper as big as pirds
Never before have I heard those words
He really told those bugs of green
Bravest Finn I ever seen
Some celebrate for St. Pat and his snake
But that Urho boy got what it takes
He got tall and strong on feelia sour
And ate Kalla Mojakkaa every hour
Thats why that guy dould chase those beetles
That crew as thick as jack pine needles
So let's give a cheer
in our very best way
On the sixteenth of March
St. Urho's Day!
Kalla Mojakkaa is Fish Soup..you can make that if you wish..or you can make beef or pork or lamb. I always make beef mojakka. I will be passing on that feelia sour (thick sour milk).
I missed the parade last year because we had an ice storm..this year we are supposed to have 68 degrees and sunshine:)