Canada Geese have been on the wing and waddling around sloughs and fields in the area (Virden and Hamiota), for a week and today, March 17, robin red breast is back, just in time to embrace the green - Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Why might we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
I quote the Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica:
St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland was “born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but returned in about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. By the time of his death on March 17, 461, he had established monasteries, churches, and schools.”