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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Persimmon...The Weather Predictor

We have many trees over the farm.  Persimmons are edible.  Humans and birds gather them by day.  Deer and night creatures consume them when dark falls.
Hubby split some seeds.
Spoon means wet heavy snow.
Fork calls for feathery snow and a mild winter.
Knife is for icy cutting winds.
Looks like a spoon to me!
Double checked.  No doubt about it being a spoon.
Five seeds later I'm still trying to find a fork prediction with no luck.

26 comments:

Lee said...

I love persimmons...and I've not had any for a while. Time to change that I reckon! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The one on the right might be a spork...

Sandra said...

Until today you could put what I know about persimmons in the spoon. Haha. I love the photos and I had no idea about the spoon fork knife thing and this is so cool and that is most definitely a spoon. I live to learn and love to learn and almost always learn something new here

TexWisGirl said...

yeah, a spoon. they said la nina is here so south is supposed to have mild winter but upper areas harsh. hmmm...

only slightly confused said...

Rats!!

gld said...

This is interesting. I have already heard predictions of a bad winter.....the seeds seems to agree.

Let's try to remember it and review next spring.

We have persimmons here too. I will try to collect some and see if mine agree with your southern ones.

Debbie said...

awww that's for sure a spoon!! what a cute story and good luck with that weather!!!

eileeninmd said...

Oh no, that is a spoon. I hope you find the fork. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Karen S. said...

That is so cool, I'll have to check our persimmons here! I'm hoping for a fork too!

Empty Nester said...

If we had them here they would need a new shape. One that means you aren't getting winter again this year. Ha!

Arkansas Patti said...

So that is what that tree is in my back yard. Thanks. Sure looking spoon like to me. At least wet will be drought busting. I never turn down water in any form.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

That is so cool. I love this old-time lore. I think there are reasons it was told, and that it has survived.
I do fear a wicked winter here. It has been very, very mild. We will pay.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is so cool!! I have never tasted a persimmon, and don't remember seeing any in the grocery store. Seems like they are the forgotten fruit. I wouldn't really know what to do with one if I had it. Except predict the weather. I am looking in the grocery store this week and buying one, how fun to do this!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Papa Bear remembers eating persimmons as a child, and his mother making persimmon jelly. He hadn't heard this about the seeds, but we have to agree those are spoons, hope you find a fork shape soon!! :-)

Mary Ann said...

Gail, someone up here split a persimmon and found the same thing, I think we are in for it! I think you are having a birthday this week, am I right???

Michelle said...

We were discussing this at work this Friday. I don't want a spoon winter!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yes all our signs point to a heavy snow winter. I have heard that Persimmon Bread is really good. Keep looking for a fork! :)

LindaG said...

You have time to prepare!
Be safe and God bless, Gail.

1st Man said...

You know, I can't get to our wild persimmon tree right now, the ground on that part of the property is very wet (and I'm not fighting off water moccasins, ha). But I will definitely see if I can get out there at some point and get some. I did eat some once, not sure what happened but it was the most astringent thing I ever had. I thought I was going to die because my throat closed up. Maybe overripe, underripe, not sure. But I'd love to check out some of the seeds. Thanks!!

Susan said...

And I am sure a persimmon is much better at predicting weather than our forecasters - I have never heard of this before, it's so interesting! Wish I had a persimmon tree.

Lowcarb team member said...

It's most definitely a spoon !

All the best Jan

Farm Girl said...

I love that! Look like a spoon to me too.

Susan Kane said...

Would have to buy a persimmon at the store, but it would have to be imported. Then, the indicator would not be for our dried up state. Dang.

Sandy said...

I'm sure the short spring, and light summer are true predictors as well for a harsh winter.

Saucy Kodz said...

Never had these or heard of them...the spoon is there for sure. My Dad could read the weather very well, land or water. Very interesting, this persimmon tree.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Hubby and I have been eating persimmon for several weeks now here in Portugal, and the weather has been sunny and mild at 15deg's for months. I have never heard of their seeds predicting the weather, but what fun, and it's something I will try out.

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