Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A few things that make me Happy!!

Red Delicious Apples

Persimmon Pudding

Spaghetti Squash

Persimmon Seed with a spoon shape in the middle

I split open a persimmon seed today to see what was in the center. I have never heard of that you can predict the weather with it. 

Persimmon seeds are flattened.  In order to use this "weather forecasting method", one splits a persimmon seed parallel to the flattened sides.  Once split, the appearance little whitish sprout is examined.  The sprout generally forms a "fork", "knife", or "spoon".  

If one sees the fork, it means a mild Winter.  

If one sees a spoon, it means a lot of snow for the upcoming Winter.  

If one sees a knife, it means cold Winter winds are ahead.

I hope that this is true!! I would love a lot of snow! I love snow and it will be even better know that we don't have to go to work!! The only thing that can be bad is if the power goes off. Raising chickens and no power is very stressing for Frank! 


  1. How neat! I am going to remember that and check a persimmon...if I can find one. Do you know what Dan would give for a bite of that persimmon pudding??? Did you have persimmons frozen or are the persimmons ripe now. I wish I had a tree. People up this way don't know how to make persimmon pudding. Did you and Frankie grow the apples? Love you!!

    1. The persimmons are starting to get ripe. I made it with fresh ones that Frank and I picked up yesterday.It is very good. No we bought them from a local produce stand called PR Moores in Biscoe.

  2. The one I opened last weekend had a fork, but you're the second spoon I've seen.

    What does spaghetti squash taste like? I'm curious, but haven't been brave enough to try it.

    1. I think they are good. They are a lot like spaghetti noodles but they are healthy for you.


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