Guest Writer: Mary Hightower, Cooperative Extension Service, U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, [email protected]
Do knives, spoons in seeds and wooly bear stripes translate into an accurate winter forecast?
Last year, the majority of persimmon seeds found by Extension personnel had spoon shapes, indicating lots of wet, heavy snow. The Christmas 2012 blizzard and the record-setting May 2013 snow seems to bear out the prediction divined by the seeds.
This year, the majority of seeds found in Faulkner, Lonoke, Perry and Pulaski counties in Central Arkansas are telling of a repeat of the winter of 2012-2013.