The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears~Bill Vaughn
Funny, isn’t it, how, with all of the radar, satellites and other sophisticated weather tracking devices that we have, we still rely on a rodent, also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig or land-beaver, to give us the lowdown? Isn’t that just a little bit like relying on a refrigerator repairman to tell us which fashion jeans to buy? Groundhog Day
Spring looks like it’s begun to sprung! Thanks to our mild winter, the fruit trees are blooming a might early, if you ask me. Let’s hope we don’t have a cold snap; otherwise, it will be a poor fruit year and a poor fruit year means not much to “Put Up” come summer. Heck, maybe I can take a vacation this year. Kidding!
The mild winter has been somewhat of a blessings for us humans. We didn’t even make a dent in the wood pile. With no rain, new garden projects are being tackled that would have otherwise been pushed to spring.
The ol’ groundhog has predicted 6 more weeks of winter. Mr. Punxsutawney, maybe you don’t know this, but winter has never even really arrived! Are you really saying that you are not giving up hope…yet? Or, do you know something we humans don’t? At this rate, spring is just around the corner!
Rain, Rain Please Stay
We are in trouble! Deep trouble. You know it’s going to be a “bad year” when we are in high fire alert in January! Last week’s rain was a blessing indeed but now is a mere memory as temperatures have jumped back up into the 80’s and there’s a dry wind blowing. It’s too darn dry! Unfortunately, they are saying with the high pressure parked on top of us, it is highly unlikely we will make it up to normal annual rainfall. That’s grim news.
I know many of ya’ll in other states (like Texas) are in a drought too and we join you in your prayers for rain relief.
Word has it that it’s been a mild winter across the country. How are things looking where you are?