while i would love to do a diy post on how to make moonshine or educate you all on the many facets of snake lore - i decided that i would share their take something we deal with everyday - the weather. the foxfire book is a treasure trove of no longer useful health remedies, but the weather section has got to be my favorite. and since winter is just around the corner (except for those of us in florida on the every hot surface fo the sun...) but to my northerner friends - listen up people!
-crows gather together
-beaver lodges have more logs
-the fur on the bottoms of a rabbits foot is thicker - i suggest you start trying to catch one asap.
-screech owls sound like women crying
-crickets are in the chimney
-butterflies gather in bunches in the air
-onions grow more layers - pay attention folks!
-tree bark is thickest on the north side
and for those of us who won't get to see winter, here's some advice on forecasting the ever oppressive rain. it will rain:
-if leaves show their backs
-if cows are lying down in the pasture (this one is actually true - i've seen it..)
-if the sun sets with the clouds
-if birds fly low
and to predict upcoming rain (weather man, listen up, because lately you kinda suck..)
-if there is a ring around the moon, count the stars in the ring and it will rain within that many days
-if you see a black snake in a tree, it will rain within 3 days
-if it rains while the sun is shining (so everyday in FL), it will rain at the same time the next day
-if it rains on easter sunday, it will rain every sunday for the next 7 weeks
so now that you are all ready to put the weather man to shame, go out and get predicting. leave a comment about other useful tips you might know and whether any of these tricks actually works!