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    My Frien\'s, here in the Ozarks we do have woolly worms. But, the real predictor of the coming winter is persimmon seeds.

    I knew it was going to be an interesting one. We have not had a frost and yet I have been eating persimmons for over a week. Very carefully, picked off the ground, only the very mushy ones.

    Yesterday, I decided that it was time to look to the future. I got my pointy carving knife, carving glove, got as much of the slick off the seed as I could....and started cutting.

    There it was......a spoon! Deep snow. Lot\'s of shovelling.

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    Re: Uh Oh! Deep snow predicted

    Sounds like you should be eating Cheerios Paul. I am sure glad we don\'t have Persimmons in Washington.

    Rest up, Tom
    If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

    www.spokanecarvers.com

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    • #3
      Re: Uh Oh! Deep snow predicted

      I was not familiar with persimmon seed weather forecasting. This is what I found
      Cut open a persimmon seed. (Find persimmon fruit in your supermarket. It should be locally-grown to reflect your weather.)
      Look at the shape of the kernel inside.
      • If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel!
      • If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.
      • If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be “cut” by icy, cutting winds.

      It’s best to use ripe seeds.

      Google is a wonderful thing Quicker than any encyclopedia, we had as kids. . .JoeB
      . . .JoeB

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      • #4
        Re: Uh Oh! Deep snow predicted

        New one to me too. Always something new to learn here.
        Joe

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        • #5
          Re: Uh Oh! Deep snow predicted

          Very interesting Paul. Sounds like you will need to fine tune your snow extractor for the coming winter. As for up here, it is a way of life. Thanks for that information of the persimmon seed.
          Carve On,
          Kadiddle

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