Nature Folklore – February

The Farmers’ Almanac is a great source of ‘truths.’ Always entertaining, and sometimes they work. The following selections are from the month of Febtruary in the 2013 Almanac Engagement Calendar.

Witty thoughts:

“Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he can not help.” – Thomas Fuller, English clergyman (1608-61)
“Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths.” – Mark Twain, American writer (1835-1910)
“I’ve been on a calendar, but I’ve never been on time.” – Marilyn Monroe, American actress (1926-62)

Fortune is easy to find but hard to keep.
If we don’t change our direction, we’re likely to end up where we’re headed. – Chinese proverb.
Words are like bees; they have honey and a sting.
When prosperity smiles, Beware of its guiles.

Around the House:
Ash, mature or green, Makes a fire for a queen.
Hickory and oak have high heat values, which make them excellent firewood.
To make a flavorful stew, add beer instead of water.
Puree leftover cooked carrots and use the pulp to thicken soups.
To make a facial mask, mix 1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply to the face, let dry for 20 minutes, then rinse.
To encourage a puppy’s social development, keep it with its mother until it is at least 10 weeks old.

Believe it or Not?
Dream of a cow and you will receive favorable news.
Dry Lent, fertile year.
If snow lies on the ground for 3 days, more snow will follow.

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