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    Cool Weather saying

    Has anyone heard this saying: “If hornets build low,
    Winter storms and snow;
    If hornets build high,
    Winter mild and dry.”
    I tested that saying out last year and it was partially right here.
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    Never heard that one!
    but it seems like the opposite should be true..
    why would they "build low" if there is going to be a lot of snow? wouldn't that bury their nest?
    (unless they *want* to be buried in snow for winter insulation perhaps? lower nest means better protection from a harsh winter?
    that could make sense..)

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    That could be true and that's what I was thinking also.
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    I think of a similar saying regarding persimmon seeds. If you have a persimmon tree collect the delicious fruit when ripe, make a great confection from it (or eat it plain), and be sure to save the seeds. Take one at random, carefully crack it open, and look at the little plant embryo: it will be white. The embryos similarity to dinner ware indicates the upcoming winter weather. I can't remember for sure (and a simple Google search would yield the truth), but I think a fork shaped embryo will be a hard winter, while a spoon or knife will be an easy one.

    Heard this one?
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    I never heard that one before and thanks for sharing.
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    A leuco by any other name would still be as gluttonous. CorneliusSchrute's Avatar
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    You bet! Gotta keep the little chestnut stories alive, you know?

    Wait... isn't there one about chestnuts?!?? :P
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    Not that I know of and I come from a long line of farmers. They use those sayings to predict the Winter.
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