I think the old farmers knew a thing or two about the inner workings of Mother Nature. They were able to predict the weather, the movements of animals and planting and harvesting times, all by simply paying attention to the world around them. The old timer up the road (although full of bullsh*t most of the time), knew what he was talking about when it came to the subtle signs of nature. He also wore two different boots… but that’s another story.
- Dig up horseradish by the light of the full moon for the best flavor.
- Cut firewood during the light of the moon so it will burn well.
- A halo around the moon on a cold, winter night means snow is coming.
- Plant corn on the full moon so it will grow short, but with full ears.
- Dairy cows are more likely to give birth during a full moon.
- Days following both the new and full moons are most likely to be rainy or stormy.
- Expect a hard winter when the whitetail deer are in a gray coat during October’s full moon.
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