How’s the Weather at Your Placing Looking?


by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Robins flooded our yard Sunday afternoon. We had heard on the morning that cooler temperatures would head our way by the coming weekend, and the robins confirmed it.

Old-timers know things. For starters, they know how to plan for a cold winter based on the signs of nature that abound. Nature has a way of taking care of its own. For example, oak trees produce more acorns for squirrels to gather and store when a hard winter is approaching. Rabbits grow more fur between their paws in anticipation of cold days, and other animals get prepared in similar, mysterious ways. And robins fly south just ahead of cold temperatures.

Before modernized weather and communication equipment emerged, the interpretation of such signs meant a difference in whether or not food would be on a family’s…

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