Happy Fat Tuesday.

Back in ye olden days, today is the day when the spring thaw begins to creep into our food storage sheds, root cellars and pantry.  The food begins to go bad and so that none if it goes to waste we would have a big party to consume it all.  The church took over the tradition and because it is the day before Lent, a time when you are encouraged to fast, to just eat it all now and get rid of it before it goes bad and to waste. Another reason why people began to fast during Lent was that after a long hard winter, most of our food was already gone and spoiling so, to make people feel better about struggling to survive, they said that they should be fasting, anyway. 

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