Persimmon Seed- Weather Forecast
It's going to be a snowy winter here in Robertsville, at least according to the persimmons. Once your local persimmons ripen remove a seed, wash it off and pry it open. I used needle nose pliers to squeeze the sides until I could grasp the edge. You will see that the very center of the seed contains a kernel that has one of three shapes:
Spoon - you will get a lot of wet snow
Fork - a mild winter with some light snow
Knife - icy and windy
That is good for us having suffered through a bone dry summer.
We need the moisture back in the aquifers!
We had a doozy of a storm last night.
Windy and lots of rain, which we really needed.
It is soaking in now but my culvert is once again a pool!
My husband got into Weather Spotter gear as he
transmitted messages for the the National Weather Bureau.
They couldn't contact the weather repeater to get accurate reports
from the Potosi, MO area but my husband was able to reach it
with his radio. He was able to to provide that information to
both the weather net and to the ham operators/meteorologists
at the Weather Bureau.
This is his first activity since being discharged from the hospital.
His neurologist had him on all sorts of drugs, which is not maintainable.
He would be zombie-like, unable to think straight and probably
addicted to medications. That's not the answer.
He's doing better after consulting with the pharmacist at his Coumadin clinic.
They found that a straight caffeine tablet combined with a single aspirin can
keep these raging migraines at bay for awhile.
We have been successful for a couple of days so far.
They keep returning every 12 hours so he has to keep on top of it.
We have hopefully turned a corner.
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