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Hornets nests
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ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:17:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
anybody know any old tales that said if the hornets build their nest s on or in the ground what kind of winter we could expect, have nests all over here an most all are down low an seems to me i used to hear some old timers saying something bout this. thanks ger

EIEIO    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:45:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
See I am not just a pretty face!!

Some common lines of weather lore:
If animals have an especially thick coat of fur, expect a cold winter.

When squirrels bury their nuts early, it will be a hard winter

Hornets' nest built in the top of trees indicate a mild winter is ahead; nests built close to the ground indicate that a harsh winter is coming.

If you hear an owl hoot in the daytime, a storm is approaching.

When clouds look like rocks and towers, the earth will be refreshed by showers.

When clouds look like chicked scratches or mare's tails it will soon rain.

High clouds indicate fine weather will prevail; lower clouds mean rain.

Smoke that curls downward and lingers means a nearing storm.

Roosting birds indicate a storm, because thinning air is harder to fly in.

If the rooster goes crowing to bed, he'll certainly rise with a watery head.

A warm November is the sign of a bad winter.

If the woolly worm's (a type of caterpillar) head is more black than colored, the coldest part of the winter will come in the first months of winter.

If fruit trees bloom in the fall, the weather will be severe the following winter.

If the first snow falls on unfrozen ground, expect a mild winter.

:)    Posted 02-19-2006 at 13:56:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
alrighty then

TB    Posted 10-14-2002 at 16:42:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are pretty close to the ones I have herd. Here is a couple more.

If the moon has a halo around it a storm is coming.

If the sky is red at night sailorís delight. If the sky is red in the morning sailors take warning.

Ron/PA    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:59:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
When the white stuff is up to your butt, odds are it snowed last night!
If the water flows through the kitchen odds are it's raining.
and last but not least,
When you are a-hole deep in alligators, it's hard to remember that you came here to drain the swamp!

ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 11:31:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
that sounds like good predictons too ron if we get all this stuff together maybe we can help that blonde chick that gives the weather up here or mebbe just mabbe we could send her down to dennis an eieio,s an dennis could help her out, with the weather forecasting , him bein one of them rain dancers an all

ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:55:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
great i,ll print that off , much better than the weatherman an that blonde gal on the other station that laughs all the time when givin the weather, between the two of them i don,t know how they find they way home . least now i,ll know how to predict the weather an combine that with what dennis sends i,ll be able to better plan my down time, by the way you had better get some things added to his list , because he has nothing to do , he,s dancing again an you know what that leads too lol . later ger

Dennis    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:53:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
And if your wife has steam comming out both ears and her eyes turn red it means S___y, S____y and E___l are back in town, and it will be a long cold winter for you.

Put away the rolling pin DEAR!

ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:56:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
i just told her your dancing again , and we all know what thats leads too late night tired all day an hussies in the hay loft

ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:18:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
and hey i already heard about the one where their afaird oh highs lol

Dennis    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:42:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know of any ol tales but YOU sure stirred up a hornet's nest with THE LIST post the other day.

Snow rain sleet hail blizzards and monsoons on their way HA!

ger    Posted 10-14-2002 at 10:49:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
haha , but remember what i said misery loves company , the wife read what i said an said im making her out to be a orger what ever that is but i guess that,s bad cause she ,s started another job for the list, i should be caught in the year 2025 if all goes well , so you see youd be helpin me out with all the storms , later ger

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