Gnome week also coincides with the opening of the new animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet. The story is about two feuding yards between the blue gnomes and the red gnomes. They come alive when no one is watching but while they are battling each other two young gnomes fall in love from opposing sides. The movie opens Friday Feb. 11th. The Schmidt's staff already has their movie tickets so we can do some serious gnome "research" and report back to you on Saturday.
Gnome Lesson of the Day: General Gnome Information
For today's lesson I thought I would give some general information about gnomes. Garden gnomes originated in Germany in the mid 1800's. They were made of terra cotta and featured conical hats and solid color clothes and wore white beards. Gnomes are always born as twins. They have a life span of 400 years. They are able to smell 19 better than humans and are 7 times as strong. They can predict the weather and have ESP capabilities. They love to dance and smoke pipe tobacco. Gnomes are guardians of the animal world and protect and live peacefully among them. Their enemies include trolls, goblins and cats believe it or not. Tomorrow I will explore further into the gnome world and give a more detailed description of these garden inhabitants.
Gnome Saying of the Day: "There's gnome place like home."
Gnome of the Day: Albus, the gardener
|Albus the gardening gnome|
A note to readers: Albus and Aberforth are brothers from another story. You may have heard of it. Its quite famous. Its a book called Harry Potter. I am also a Harry Potter nerd as well as a gnome geek.