Catch a Leprechaun in Your Garden

 


Article by: Susanna Duffy

There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine. These apparently aged, diminutive men are hard-working cobblers, turning out exquisite shoes for other sprites. If you happen across an industrious little fellow hammering out a shoe, look closely - for he may be a leprechaun. Step quietly, for leprechauns will avoid humans, knowing us to be foolish and greedy.
A leprechaun dresses in old-fashioned clothes of green, , How To Divide Bulbs For Bigger Gardens with a red cap, multi-pocketed leather apron, and buckled shoes. He is quite fond of a smoke from his foul smelling clay pipe which is always close by, and he is frequently in an intoxicated state from home-brew poteen. However, a leprechaun never becomes so drunk that the hand which holds the hammer becomes unsteady and his shoemaker's work affected. If you hear the sound of a hammer from behind a hedgerow you know you have found him. As well as cobbling, his other trade is banking, and he is guardian to the ancient treasures. Much treasure was left by the Danes when they marauded through Ireland, and the leprechaun buries it in crocks or pots. , Orchid Myths -The Truth Rainbows reveal where pots , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges of gold are hidden, so he will sometimes spend all day moving crocks from one spot to another to elude the tell-tale end of the rainbow. If you catch a leprechaun, don't let him out of your grasp before he reveals his gold. He'll try to distract you with all manner of tricks and, in the blink of an eye, will dash out of sight. For such a sturdy little chap, he can move with the speed of a rabbit. He carries two leather pouches. In one there is a silver shilling, a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it's spent. In the other there is a gold coin for bribing his way out of difficult situations. (Don't accept this coin - it turns into a rock). But he can be generous if you do him a good turn. Your kind deed wil be repaid with a wish. Leprechauns come in two distinct groups - leprechaun and cluricaun. A cluricaun dresses very stylishly with a jaunty cap, large silver buckles on his shoes, beautiful , The Indoor Garden: Plants that Clean the Air gold laces and pale blue , Vegetable Growing for Beginners stockings. You will never see him wear an apron or carry a hammer. He has a jolly grin, a slightly pink-tipped nose and is almost always drunk and cheerful. Pass him by, for he never has any money, or any idea where treasure is buried. A cluricaun will steal or borrow almost anything, making merry and creating mayhem in your house , Garden Statuary - Time for a Fresh New Look during the hours of darkness. He will happily busy himself raiding your kitchen, , The Basics of Mulch pantry, larder and cellar and after dinner he will harness your sheep, goats, dogs and even your domestic , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden fowls to ride away.Through the countryside he will race them, over the fields and into the bog. Leprechauns denounce cluricaun behavior, but it has been said that cluricauns may just be leprechauns on drunken sprees. You can make a trap with common household , Container Gardening: Urban Alternative for Plant Lovers items. Take a net, a cardboard box, green paint, , Yellow Headed Spruce Sawfly green , Hydroponics in Your Garden tissue paper, some pennies and an old shoe. Firstly, paint , Some Simple Gardening Tips to keep your Garden Tip-Top after the Winter Months the cardboard box green , Hydroponics in Your Garden and place , Weeds - We Need 'Em the old shoe inside. , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening for Beginners (part 16) Temperature Cover the opening with thin green , Peonies 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose' tissue paper. Carefully lay the pennies on the tissue paper. (If you don't want to use real money, you can easily substitute chocolate gold- wrapped coins or make your own by cutting circles out of cardboard and painting , Azalea 'My Mary' them gold). Place the trap near some trees , Peonies 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose' or hedgerows. Make sure it's disguised well and blends into the surroundings. When the Leprechaun sees the coins he will try to collect them. He will step onto the tissue paper, it will break and he will fall , Winterizing Tips for Your Lawn and Garden into the box. Now quickly throw the net over him. You can also try to lure a leprechaun with some poteen instead of an old shoe. When he falls , Deer Ticks into the box he will drink the brew, get drunk and then you can grab him. No one has yet caught a leprechaun, but don't be discouraged. Start looking today. Good luck !! There is no mention to be found of female leprechauns in traditional Irish legend, so as to how they came to be .. your guess is as good as mine. These apparently aged, diminutive men are hard-working cobblers, turning out exquisite shoes for other sprites. If you happen across an industrious little fellow hammering out a shoe, look closely - for he may be a leprechaun. Step quietly, for leprechauns will avoid humans, knowing us to be foolish and greedy.
A leprechaun dresses in old-fashioned clothes of green, , Gardening For Birds with a red cap, multi-pocketed leather apron, and buckled shoes. He is quite fond of a smoke from his foul smelling clay pipe which is always close by, and he is frequently in an intoxicated state from home-brew poteen. However, a leprechaun never becomes so drunk that the hand which holds the hammer becomes unsteady and his shoemaker's work affected. If you hear the sound of a hammer from behind a hedgerow you know you have found him. As well as cobbling, his other trade is banking, and he is guardian to the ancient treasures. Much treasure was left by the Danes when they marauded through Ireland, and the leprechaun buries it in crocks or pots. , New for 2006 - Granite Flexible Preformed Rock Ponds Rainbows reveal where pots , Planting Tomatoes in Your Garden of gold are hidden, so he will sometimes spend all day moving crocks from one spot to another to elude the tell-tale end of the rainbow. If you catch a leprechaun, don't let him out of your grasp before he reveals his gold. He'll try to distract you with all manner of tricks and, in the blink of an eye, will dash out of sight. For such a sturdy little chap, he can move with the speed of a rabbit. He carries two leather pouches. In one there is a silver shilling, a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it's spent. In the other there is a gold coin for bribing his way out of difficult situations. (Don't accept this coin - it turns into a rock). But he can be generous if you do him a good turn. Your kind deed wil be repaid with a wish. Leprechauns come in two distinct groups - leprechaun and cluricaun. A cluricaun dresses very stylishly with a jaunty cap, large silver buckles on his shoes, beautiful , Organic Hydroponics - Simplified gold laces and pale blue , Are Robotic Lawn Mowers Safe? stockings. You will never see him wear an apron or carry a hammer. He has a jolly grin, a slightly pink-tipped nose and is almost always drunk and cheerful. Pass him by, for he never has any money, or any idea where treasure is buried. A cluricaun will steal or borrow almost anything, making merry and creating mayhem in your house , Teak Patio Furniture during the hours of darkness. He will happily busy himself raiding your kitchen, , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One pantry, larder and cellar and after dinner he will harness your sheep, goats, dogs and even your domestic , Wedding Flowers fowls to ride away.Through the countryside he will race them, over the fields and into the bog. Leprechauns denounce cluricaun behavior, but it has been said that cluricauns may just be leprechauns on drunken sprees. You can make a trap with common household , Yellow Headed Spruce Sawfly items. Take a net, a cardboard box, green paint, , Easy Lawn Care - Use Clover - Ditch the Pesticide green , How To Divide Bulbs For Bigger Gardens tissue paper, some pennies and an old shoe. Firstly, paint , Landscaping Your Patio the cardboard box green , How To Divide Bulbs For Bigger Gardens and place , Landscaping Tips: Koi Pond Aeration Needed for Healthy Fish the old shoe inside. , Landscaping Your Patio Cover the opening with thin green , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges tissue paper. Carefully lay the pennies on the tissue paper. (If you don't want to use real money, you can easily substitute chocolate gold- wrapped coins or make your own by cutting circles out of cardboard and painting , How To Divide Bulbs For Bigger Gardens them gold). Place the trap near some trees , Canopy Swings - Escape the Weather with One or hedgerows. Make sure it's disguised well and blends into the surroundings. When the Leprechaun sees the coins he will try to collect them. He will step onto the tissue paper, it will break and he will fall , Peonies 'Krinkled White' and 'Vivid Rose' into the box. Now quickly throw the net over him. You can also try to lure a leprechaun with some poteen instead of an old shoe. When he falls , Landscaping Your Patio into the box he will drink the brew, get drunk and then you can grab him. No one has yet caught a leprechaun, but don't be discouraged. Start looking today. Good luck !!
EzineArticles Expert Author Susanna Duffy
Susanna Duffy is a Civil Celebrant, mythologist and storyteller. http://celebrant.yarralink.com

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