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Pig Spleen Forecasting- Squishin' Accomplished

To predict the weather do we need a meteorologist? Not here, although this method by some is dismissed Maybe not so scientific but time tested and long lasting Welcome to the prairies and pig spleen forecasting Call your nearest farmer when season nears December There are a few key things when predicting to remember Read from the top of the spleen (by read, I mean squish) That is the next month, now count down sections to six (ish) If the spleen remains even from top to bottom and through It looks like a mild mannered winter is in store for you Now, if the pig spleen in any section tends to thicken Ready those months for a change or a cold spell to quicken A very pronounced bulge? I'd recommend to hunker down That's when a blizzard or nasty storm may come to town Depending who you talk to there is method more than one Some say temperature only, some predict rain, wind and sun Not sure of the origin, seems each farmer learned from dad Regardless of the history or oddity, the results ain't too bad Some use weathermen or woolly worm caterpillar stripes Here it's pig spleens to tell if there is risk of freezing pipes Whether it is nature or science there is tradition underneath Some true die hards even check thickness with their teeth So find a trusted farmer or a copy of the farmer's almanac And you can know what's coming as they always have your back You can read their results if the DIY version turns you green But don't knock it til you try forecasting with a pig spleen!

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Date: 1/19/2023 1:36:00 PM
I think I’ll stick with my phone or the radio for weather, Hat, but I found your description of using a pig spleen (ew!) very entertaining…
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Date: 1/19/2023 2:01:00 PM
haha thanks Ilene, I do as well to be honest but I do like a good quirky tradition! I wonder if anywhere else does something similar :)

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