Groundhog Day

This post is interrupted by snowmageddon,snomosh,snowpocalypse,snowverraction OR whatever you are calling one of 30 states affected or is it effected by a major winter storm....

This is ME trying to get firewood because my teens are lazy and well need to be sent to boot camp...just sayin...I want to apologize in advance for the assa shot but in order to appreciate what I am about to say you gotta see the real,the truth,the ugly....

So I hope you will forgive me if I want to strangle "Punxsutawney Phil" if he even decides to see his shadow.... I am pretty sure I am gonna be snowbound for at least the next 3 days...YES, that is me knee deep in snow trying to get firewood...because my teenagers are so delicate they may get frost bitten if they go out to get a stick of wood...pfffft

If you don't hear from me in the next 24hrs it means they have me duct taped to a chair and someone needs to come rescue me...seriously!


It's Groundhog Day!

The groundhog also known as a woodchuck is a hibernating animal and from what I have read comes out of his burrow on Feb 2...let's pause for a moment, does the groundhog keep a calendar and mark off the days with a red sharpie, how the heck does he know it is Feb 2?

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Okay so in reality, he, as in "Punxsutawney Phil" (in the U.S., he is the "official" groundhog) is pulled from his warm little burrow/den by his caregivers and since he is so grateful for being woken from his slumber he whispers in the ear of the keeper of the den his weather prediction.

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

The History of Groundhog's Day:

When German settlers arrived in the United States in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day. Candlemas Day came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Superstition told that if the weather was nice on that day, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold.

For the early Christians in Europe, it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people in the dark of Winter. A lighted candle was placed in each window of the home.

The weather continued to be important to the early Christians. If the sun came out on February 2, the day halfway between Winter and Spring, it meant six more weeks of wintry weather.

In Europe, it was a hedgehog that was watched with hope that he'd not see his shadow. When settlers arrived in America, there were no hedgehogs to be found. So they adopted the groundhog as the new world's weather forecaster.

The groundhog was chosen because it wintered underground like the hedgehog and because the Native Americans in the region respected the animal greatly. They considered the groundhog to be a wise and sensible animal.

Although Groundhog's Day is an American holiday, it has European roots.
info courtesy

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

About 700 pounds

Mrs Bundy

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