Tuesday, October 09, 2007

What do the acorns say?

Will Smama recently posted photographs of the acorns that completely cover her driveway. There was considerable posting related to the hazards of getting a twisted ankle on said acorns, but nothing about the impending snowstorm!

According to yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer an abundance of acorns on the ground is a sign of a hard winter. Or more appropriately, it's an old Farmer's Almanac kind of sign. The Inquirer tends to depend a bit more on meterologists.

Only time will tell if the acorns are right about this coming winter. October has been unseasonably warm in this part of the woods. But just in case, I'm going to start looking for a nice pair of warm boots!

5 comments:

will smama said...

I have heard this no less than FOUR TIMES from my ol' timers. "That's a lot of acorns... gonna be a hard winter."

Hard to believe right now, but I have learned the hard way to believe them so I am all about buying a new winter coat.

Seriously!

will smama said...

Thanks for the link!

Identity Mixed said...

Yea, 86 degrees on October 9th. I'll believe it when I see it. :)

RevHRod said...

I know, the Weather Pixie says it is 70 degrees at 8:20pm. Nobody ever said acorns were infallible or scientific, but there are Will Smama's old timers backing them up...

lookoutlady said...

We also have an abundance of acorns this year with the same prediction from "timers". The real clue in NC comes from the rings of the wooly worm, which have not been read yet. : )