So our Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow, so it’s six more weeks of winter.  I wish it was only six more weeks.  We’ve had snow in May, so six weeks is a real understatement, but that’s a groundhog for you. I’m not sure if they use the same calendar as us… I’m not sure who came up with the brilliant idea of using this rodent to determine weather, but it definitely brings a lot of people and money to the small community of Punxatawney.  Although I’ve never been there to witness the event, I’ve been to Punxatawney, and it’s not exactly a booming metropolis.  I’m glad they came up with an idea so outrageous to bring tourists and their dollars to the community.  It was a genius idea.  I wish our community had thought of it first.  Maybe we could have an early winter prediction from how many acorns a squirrel hides….Squirrels are much more attractive than groundhogs..I’ll be thinking of ways to use a squirrel’s hoard to my advantage.  Then again, some squirrels might be better hoarders than others, or maybe the squirrel that’s chosen is an over eater…these things have to be taken into consideration.  How much does the average squirrel hoard?  I think it’s more work than it’s worth, but if any of you have a great winter prediction, let me know and we’ll give it a whirl.

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