farmers almanac forecasts harsh winter...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ams3651, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    The farmers almanac is forecasting a cold winter with heavy wet snow throughout for us here in the north.

    Other observations that support our cold winter forecast include:

    * Large spider webs everywhere
    * Thick hickory nutshells
    * Thick and tight corn shucks
    * Squirrels suddenly storing nuts instead of eating them
    * Thick bark on trees
    * Trees already turning colors
    * Earlier than normal migration of starlings and geese
    * Acorns falling profusely off trees
    * Bears searching for foods in backyards (earlier than usual)

    with the talk of bears lately I thought I would post this

    Check the forecast for your area.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2008
  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see ya on the ski slopes people!!!!
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    im just thinking.....
    I have oil heat
    I dont have a snow blower
    I live 10 miles from small town, 15 from larger town
    I need to stock up

    Im going to be adding 5 gallons of diesel to my tank every week to mix with the heating oil. I just cant afford it. Im lucky I live 1/2 mile from the oil guy but he still wont come out for less than $200 which wont even get me much.
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Quote:Around here you have to purchase 150 gallons of heating oil at a time. We're looking at waaaayyyy more than $200 here.
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    i know Im lucky, my grandparents whos house this was bought from him for a long time so I think hes ok with it and my aunt across the street does the same thing I think because last winter she was getting as often as I was.
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I've already noticed the geese practicing flight formations near the river. They normally don't do it until closer to October. So I've wondered what our winter will be like...
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Brrrrr... Sounds cold! Thanks for that link, btw. I looked up our forecast and it doesn't look to bad for the Southeast, thank heavens! I HATE the cold. [​IMG]
  8. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Quote:same here in Michigan...they have been forming for a month now. my walnut trees are already dumping leaves and it has been unseasonably cool.

    our fuel oil is about $650 a month!
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    More chickens produce more body heat. Get more chickens!
  10. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    how do i find out what my winters gonna be? i am imiising it i have looked on the link but dont see where.

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