Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Rodent Has Spoken!

Well As we sit here at -9 with a wind chill of -18 A the rodents of the world have spoken. Residents in Central and Eastern Canada tired of icy temperatures and heavy snowfall in recent weeks may be interested to know that two famous Canadian groundhogs predict an early spring.

Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam and Ontario's Wiarton Willie both predicted an early spring on Groundhog Day Wednesday.

Folklore has it that if a groundhog sees his shadow on Groundhog Day he'll flee to his burrow, heralding six more weeks of winter, and if he doesn't, it means spring is around the corner.

Balzac Billy did not see his shadow so he was the only one that that went against the grain. So as folklore has it we will have 6 more weeks of winter. Really that is kind of a good thing, because if spring started right away you and I not would be freezing our brass balls off we would be building the ark and flooding our way over the 49th parallel.

Environment Canada notes it's another six weeks until winter is officially over -- despite today's furry prediction.

You know I have made an observation as I watch the news out west we seem to handle the frozen wasteland just fine. The poor people to the eastern provinces they seem to be getting hammered with snow and cold, and they seem to take it like it the Maritimers that they are. The Folks to the west they seem pretty soft too. It is us prairie folk that can take a storm face on and bare our teeth with grit, and say we are tough old shit's. The poor eastern folks in Toronto they are softer then the Pillsbury doe boy. They can't drive in the white stuff and PLEASE if it gets below -10 they frozen to the dock of the day. It is a good thing I guess to live in the prairies!

Well it is time to get this off to press so I am going to wonder off in the snow white forest!