Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Wednesday Wives Tales~Winter
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'.
Do you know some you want to share?
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??
For more signs of winter, check out Tipper's Blind Pig & the Acorn blog. She has quite a few more over there.