I don't have the best relationship with groundhogs. Well, they seem to love me, but I remain ambivalent. However I do think animals are often more in tune with the weather than people, even gardeners. Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring! I'll take the good news and run with it. Phil may not always be right, but even if he's wrong, it's only 46 days until spring. We can hang in there.
That's the news from Gobbler's Knob. Has anyone heard from Buckeye Chuck , Shubenacadie Sam, Wiarton Willie or Staten Island Chuck? Confirmation by these other well regarded spring prognosticators would lend more weight to the prediction.
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