Where else but in Swizterland would you find an Easter egg tree? The rest of the year they grow money, but for just a short season, money is replaced by eggs. They say that if the Easter egg crop is poor, it’s a bad omen.

The Easter egg picking season keeps the gnomes busy. If it’s a good year, this encourages the money crop that follows later. The moral of the tale? If you see Easter eggs growing in a front garden, don’t be tempted to pick any, as it will upset the gnomes and discourage the money crop.

An all-too-easy Easter egg hunt