1. If the first calf you see born in the winter is white~it will be a long, hard winter.
2. The number of fogs in August predicts the number of snowfalls in the coming winter.
3. Always check out your persimmon seeds: a spoon means a lot of wet heavy snow, a knife means cutting cold and ice, a fork means a mild, easy winter.
4. If you catch a falling leaf the first day of fall, you will not get sick all winter.
5. If a hornet's nest is close to the ground, the winter will be dry, but if it is high in the trees, the 'snow will pile high'.
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Just wanted to add a thought about the red garters from last weeks post. I've been thinking that not many mountain women would have owned a pair of red garters. At least, I don't think they would have. Do you suppose they called suspenders garters??
My name is Mary L. Briggs (a.k.a. Rose Mary).I am a Christian wife of 24 years to a wonderful husband and mom to two grown daughters. We live in the mountains, in a cordwood cabin that we built ourselves--with a lot of help from family. It was a hard six year job, but we are very happy with the results. I love keeping my home and working on being the wife and mom that God wants me to be. I enjoy reading, crafting, quilting, herb gardening, writing, and cooking.