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Signs of winter
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Ana    Posted 11-17-2002 at 12:22:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
In our area we have old sayings that predict how bad winter is going to be, such as the color of wooly worms--if they are brown in fall, light winter, if they are black, bad winter. We also have the persimmon seed. If you cut open a seed, you will see either a fork shape (bad winter) or a spoon shape (light winter)--ehrr, or is it the other way around? Anyway, I know there are other predictions, can anyone remember more of these? Thanks.

Jim(MO)    Posted 11-17-2002 at 17:44:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Ana, I think the spoon (think snowshovel) mean's lots of snow. Didn't work that way last winter. Racoons beat me to the persimmon's this year, couldn't check.

Hogman******** Yep! snow shovel    Posted 11-18-2002 at 19:12:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did'nt get ta eat a single simmon last year,bloomin storms come through'n knocked ever dadblasted one off tha trees when they were still tooo green ta slurp on.
I have three large trees that grow as a clump, I use tha old M/f 180 /platform to load round bale feeders. Drive it out under those three'n just circle around while strollin tha platform'n dine'n on them scrumptous simmons. One of tha highlights of livin in Gods Country.

Maggie/TX    Posted 11-17-2002 at 16:41:31       [Reply]  [No Email]

It was autumn, and the Indians on the remote reservation asked their new
Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an Indian
Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets, and
when he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the weather was
going to be. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his
that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the
village should collect wood to be prepared.

Being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to
phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is the
winter going to be cold?"
"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the
Meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the Chief went back to
his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be

One week later he called the National Weather Service again. "Is it going
be a very cold winter?" he asked. "Yes," the man at National Weather
again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter." The Chief again
back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they
could find.

Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you
absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"

"Absolutely," the man replied. "It looks like it's going to be one of the
coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked. The weatherman replied,

Indians are collecting firewood like crazy".

cowgirlj    Posted 11-17-2002 at 16:58:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]

bill b va    Posted 11-17-2002 at 15:38:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

which way were they crossing the road?

Ana    Posted 11-18-2002 at 06:26:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
The ones I saw were headed south. HMMM.

Mark Garcia    Posted 11-17-2002 at 15:25:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
No preditions but we did get over one foot of snow on 10/1/02 so if that is any indication of what is to come then we are in for a good winter!
Thanks for the post, Mark

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