Originally Posted by chiques chicks
Theory is they will put their egg mass higher than deepest snow accumulation. Therefore higher of the ground means more snow.
Like everything else, just an old time idea. May or may not be accurate. I'm much better at smelling rain and such than I am at winter predictions.
Todd is the one who kept finding the mantis eggs this year..I have to ask him , where on the plants he found them..interesting...
I have always been one to go by this, since well..i don't know..a long time..hahaha..
.we are generally the opposite of the weather that ALaska is having..i know that may sound pretty funky, but if you go back and view past winters compared to theirs.. you will see what i am talking about...
(if their weather is atrocious, well..we are most likely more mild and visa-verse...*last year was a very good example, the people up there had more difficulties because of the mild weather than they are used to!)
been this way for quite awhile..not sure if it was because of the shifts to the air flows/oceans currents all that mess, but it has been a great way to judge our weather patterns, great comparisons....no kidding...
I believe, like you *Ray, that this year will definitely be a 'mixed-bag'...no warm by any means, but...the cold spells won't be as long-lived as last year..hopefully i haven't just stuck my foot somewhere most unfortunate..but , this is my theory...
Originally Posted by barbiegirl
I have a ton of acorns all over the yard. My cat is trying to fatten up for winter. She gained about 4 pounds during the last winter. Doesn't seem like that much but she is only about a 6 pound cat that had a broken hip and pelvis. Her hip bone never fused together and the bone migrated to her spine :(
this is a really dumb question...is she in discomfort..or has she adjusted...poor baby ..i hope she is not in pain..