Legend has it that persimmon seeds will predict the winter weather. You have to find a persimmon that was grown in your region to get an accurate prediction. A Missouri grown persimmon is going to tell you about the winter in Missouri; a Texas grown persimmon will tell you about the winter in Texas and probably you need one grown rather close to your own home because . . Texas . . well, we know it’s a huge stage with lots of different types of weather. Heck, last week we had a 20 degree night and today it’s going to be 80.
Supposedly if there’s a fork inside the seed, it’s going to be a mild winter. A spoon means lots of snow; a knife means bitter cold . . cutting like a knife!
I cut into three seeds and all three had spoons. Bring on the snow!
I’m not real worried about snow. First, we have no place to go so if it snows, we stay home. It won’t last long. When we left MO, we left the snow shovel at the house and Vince said he’d never own another one. Vince also told me he’d never own a house in Missouri again. I think his exact words were “I’ll never own a house in Missouri again. I don’t care if they’re giving them away!”
Anyone believe Vince would pass up a free house? No. But, so far, we haven’t come across any free houses but he has been a bit more open to buying a house in Missouri but I’ve learned not to count my chickens before they hatch so we’ll have to see how that pans out.
I guess the big question is . . which will happen first: A big snow in central Texas or a house in Missouri?
w jordan says
Snow in Texas I bet. We have tons of acorns and that is generally a tell of very cold winter too.
Nelle Coursey says
Probably the snow in Texas but you never know!! Something may just fall out of the sky!
Susan Nixon says
And just how do the plants know, that’s what *I* want to know. LOL Here’s hoping your winter is milder than “lots of snow”.