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Happy Groundhog Day

I understand the magic rodent has predicted six more weeks of Winter. Well, there are five daffodils blooming in my front garden, so there you buck-toothed prognosticator.

They’re under the bathroom window. I hate to think why it’s especially warm there.

Check out these carrots. Uncle B discovered them poking around in the vegetable beds yesterday.

Mind you, we knew we’d left them there, we just didn’t realize they’d be recoverable. I thought they might be woody, but they’re still tender and sweet. Damned if I can get the dirt out of the little cracks, though.

I’ve decided the dirt is good for my microbiome.


Comment from Steve
Time: February 2, 2023, 10:23 pm

When I was a kid, there was a groundhog at the museum and nature center in our town.

The newspaper guys always did the whole groundhog day thing every year.

But, get this, there were years when the sleepy little marmot failed to roll out of bed. Which meant that he “failed to see his shadow”, with all associated portents.

And there were years where he and Punxatawney Phil did not agree. Whereby folks in my town rationalized that we were in for whatever our guy predicted, regaress of what that Pennsylvania rodent had to say about things in his neck of the woods.

One other thing, they force Phil out of his hole every year. So his schtick is suspect. He has the right to sleep in and see no shadow, if we are being honest about things. Those heartless bastards in Punxatawney deny that option to poor old Phil.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: February 2, 2023, 11:38 pm

About those potential six more winter weeks,
when you live in Florida, you just don’t care!

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: February 2, 2023, 11:55 pm

It’s safe to say Phil’s predictions are as accurate as the climate change models, though much less dangerous to civilization.

Comment from OldFert
Time: February 3, 2023, 7:24 am

Six more weeks of winter from 2 Feb… puts us to around 16 March. First day of spring is 20 March.

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