Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 09:14 AM.

In the late 1800’s, the first garden gnomes were being produced in Germany.  As one would expect, the world wars took their toll on the production of these little fellows in Germany.

 

However, they began to start coming out from under rocks and popping their heads out of holes again in the 1960’s in a more cartoonish plastic form.  Other countries got in on the gnome breeding and seemed to kind of ruin the bloodline with plastic version.

 

Why put gnome in the garden or in a flower bed?

 

Well, gnomes were originally thought to bring good luck and possibly bring protection to things like buried treasure or a moonshine stock that had been hidden underground.  This tradition has continued with folks using them to watch over lawns, crops, barns, and livestock and most importantly cause consternation with homeowners associations.



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