As you might have figured out by now, I like to anticipate what is coming next. As we are preparing to put our gardens to bed, trying to get every last morsel from them, (we picked what appears to be the last strawberry last night), my mind is looking towards winter and what we may be in store for.
Today I spotted a copy of the Farmer’s Almanac and had to take the time to find out what it predicts.
So will I need to get the shovel out? How often will I need it? It was only used maybe 4 times last winter.
Will I need to have extra blankets? What about ice removal for sidewalks, we didn’t need that last winter either.
Well….I live in the Great lakes region of PA the official word is that we will have a much colder winter with more snow than average. This almanac only showed the USA so for those of you living in other parts of the world I can’t help you out today.
For those in the Midwest, I’m thinking of Eco Cat Lady in Colorado, you can rest easily, you are supposed to have a milder winter with less snow than normal and above average temperatures. For those in the Midwest, are you happy to hear this or were you hoping for a white winter to remember?
Those caterpillars that are all black seem to be predicting the same weather for this area, harsh and cold with no break in between. Winter is expected to linger around till mid April here, so no more 80 degree temps in March.
This summer has been exceptionally dry here, leaves are changing and have been since beginning of July due to lack of water. Fortunately, we’ve done pretty well with our gardens, but it may not be that way next summer. We have a much drier and warmer than normal summer predicted, so those of you who have had drought conditions this year can watch what happens to our crops next year.
I’m not really sure how I feel about knowing the prediction after all, on the one hand we need the moisture for the wells and plants, but on the other hand I hate to be cold and really don’t like having to dig out the walks.
What about you? Do you like winter? Are you looking forward to the cold temperatures after such a hot summer?