Will the upcoming winter be a great ski season? These days we always run to the internet for our answers, but what did people do just a few decades ago? Farmer’s Almanac is a classic go-to book for all your seasonal questions. First published in 1818, the Almanac has plenty of tips for how to have a great garden and much more. It even includes these 20 signs to look out for because they indicate a harsh winter ahead.
Signs of a Harsh Winter
Here are just three of the twenty signs of a harsh winter ahead. Check out the whole list in the Farmer’s Almanac. Keep your eye out for these signs, and hopefully, a great winter will be just around the corner!
- Early Seclusion of Bees Within the Hive.
- Unusual Abundance of Acorns.
- The Size of the Orange Band on the Woolly bear (or Woollyworm) Caterpillar. According to folklore, if the caterpillar’s orange band is narrow, the winter will be snowy; conversely, a wide orange band means a mild winter. All black caterpillars are not Woollybears. And fuzzier-than-normal woolly bear caterpillars are said to mean that winter will be very cold.