Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll

Vintage Southern Weddings at Magnolia HIll
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Persimmon Tree Predictions

There are several Persimmon trees on our property, and I LOVE to eat them and crack open the seed. The Old Farmers Almanac ( and my 92 year old daddy) used to say what kind of winter we would have. In each seed will be a knife, spoon, or fork. So far 99% of my seeds have been spoons, but here is a knife I think.

If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel!
If it is fork-shaped, you can expect powdery, light snow and a mild winter.
If the kernel is knife-shaped, expect to be "cut" by icy, cutting winds.

The fruit begins to ripen every October and is delicious. They fall from tree as they ripen especially on a windy day. Our horses love them too, as well as the deer and racoons. The ground underneath the tree is trampled every morning as we can tell it was a busy night when they are ripe in the fall.

Two "spoons" and one "knife" in this persimmon

99% of our persimmons have had spoons.     

Delilah foraging for Persimmons that have dropped to the ground.

 Looks like we better get out the snow shovels...I will let ya'll know if I find a fork!

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