Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wisdoms from Old Farmer's Almanac Calendar-2010

Where was this located on Tannery Creek ?  Abt.1910
Am guessing the first iron bridge was over the Tioga River -1898
 
 
Garden catalogs are in the mail
think spring !!
 
The Yule Log, lit on Christmas Eve, symbolizes an end to old feuds and grudges.

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. (Willa Cather)

In Germany, it is customary to give fruit, nuts,and candy to children on St.Nicholas feast day.

If January calends be summeryly gay, it will be wintery weather til the calends of May.

But cheerily the chickadee
Singeth to me on the fence and tree.            (John Townsend Trowbridge)

January 25th  If St.Paul's Day be fair and clear
                       it doth betide a happy year.

Hares take to the open country before a snow storm .

We can complain because rosebushes have thorns or rejoice because thornbushes have roses. (Abraham Lincoln)

A dream of crocuses signifies happy new beginnings.

In March much snow,
to plants and trees much woe. 

The number of puffs it takes to remove all the seeds from a dandelion is the number of years it will be before you are married.

Rain in the spring is a precious as oil..!!

When the leaves show their undersides ,
Be very sure that rain betides.

February's full moon is known as the Snow Moon because heavy snows often occur this month.

In Colonial times, dye was made from beets to make pink pancakes and cake icing.

March 20  Spring !! the beautiful spring is coming,
The sun shines bright and the bees
                     are humming.               (Mary Howitt-poet)

If bees stay at home ,
Rain will soon come;
If they fly away,
fine will be the day.

Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits.    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Old gardeners never die. they just spade away
and then throw in the trowel. (Herbert V. Prochnow-writer)

If you find a red-tailed bumblebee in your home,
expect a visit from a male stranger.

We come from the earth,
we return to the earth,
and in between we garden.       Anonymous

                                                               Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year