He was a lousy weather rodent and more wrong than right! Had a brother in Georgia that predicted weather in the south just as bad. Many times, over the last 30 years the rodent in the south would predict 6 more weeks of winter while his brother in the north would predict an early spring. Both were wrong! How can one have 6 more weeks of winter in the south and an early spring in the north?
Was doing some plowing yesterday (1/1) as the ground was dry enough at my locale in eastern NC, which is going through a warming trend this week. Will hit 70’s Thursday and Friday before next rain Friday night into Saturday. Getting beds ready to sow cabbage and collard seed for spring plants. Was a blessing indeed! Last winter was much too wet and my land is bottom land.
While doing the plowing in a back field getting an early start on preparing rows for spring, I noticed 7 red breasted Blue Birds searching the freshly plowed ground for worms. There was some yellow breasted Finches among them and a few Robins. Don’t normally see Blue Birds until spring. Can’t recall ever seeing any the first of February! Don’t know about other locales, but I see an early spring. Thank you, Lord! Songbirds make much better weather forecasters than hibernating rodents.
Doesn’t that groundhog look a little peed off? Like to see them try and wake a hibernating bear in the middle of winter to see if he sees his shadow? All they have to do is look up and see if it’s a sunny day or a cloudy day. No need to wake up a sleepy critter from his hibernation! Pleasant dreams!