Just wondering if anyone has any decent old fashioned type weather sayings or forecasting signs.
I often think a lot of the old ways are sometimes never that far away and a lot off the old country men really noticed things and changes in things more than we do now,
My old headkeeper used to always say
Ash before lime going to be fine, Lime before ash in for a splash. Must admit over the past 4-5 years this seems to work in my area as Ash have been very slow to leaf althou this year were 1 of the first trees out and wee had a great summer.
I think there is a second verse to do with when the leaves come off/fall but i can never mind it.
Althou I fairly recently heard the other ash one. Ash before oak in for a soak, Oak before Ash in for a splash. But it seems to contridict the last 1 and has been the oppisate over the last 5 years.
Now i think it just because they rythme
The other one i was always taught The more haws the more snaws. I have never seen so many berries on either Hawthorn or Rowan trees this year absolutely heaving, is that a sign of a bad winter to come or just a sign that we've had a very good summer. I always thought itwas natures way of preparing birds for a long winter
PS slightly off topic but has anyone seen many sloes? Been round a few places that are usually good and while better than last year where they were non existant but even this year only occasional berries, possibly only seeing 20 or 30 odd in 100m worth off bushes. Is that the same all over. With the sloes flowering later than normal i hoped might be in for a decent year for them