Elizabeth Woodworth: Punxsutawney Phil should take a bite out of those pesky men in top hats
Seed bedding plants near the New Moon, plant root crops last quarter of the Squashy Osage Moon, and crops with fruit above ground in the first quarter of the Skunk Courting Moon. A strong lunar position at the end of January is likely to delay or negate the Groundhog Day thaw. The new moon is likely to strengthen the cold front that usually passes across the country near this day. Feb. 5 is Tet, the Vietnamese New Year and Chinese New Year, the year of the Pig. Just after the Groundhog Day thaw is over, the Sun rushes toward early spring and Cross-Quarter Day. (Countryside) Feb. 3: Floodwaters crested in Harrisburg at 12.4 feet at 11 a.m., 1937. Feb. 4: Harrisburg Rotary Club organized, 1918.
Jan 31, 2019 4:51 PM