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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 5:51pm     #1
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Do HUGE acorns = bad winter?
This year my nut trees (hickory, walnut, acorn) are much larger than they have been in the past, especially my acorns! The acorns are huge! I have been collecting them to put in a glass vase. I just can't believe how big they are.

I swear I read once that it means nature is gearing the animals up for a bad winter.

Has anyone else heard this?

Are your nuts large this year? lol

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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 5:59pm     #2
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Are your nuts large this year? lol
I'm not sure but at the quote above.

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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 6:03pm     #3
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According to the Farmer's Almanac website, an unusual abundance of acorns means a hard winter and other websites say that unusually large acorns are the signs of a harsh winter. I don't know about the rest of ya'll, but I wouldn't mind a white winter here in my area of Tx!

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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 6:06pm     #4
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Are your nuts large this year? lol

Well, I suppose if one is to be subjected to a harsh winter, it's probably a good idea to have extra-large nuts!

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Smile lots of them
there are more acorns than usual but they are smaller than normal
but the hickory nuts look larger than usual
hmmmm
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 6:29pm     #6
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This year my nut trees (hickory, walnut, acorn) are much larger than they have been in the past, especially my acorns! The acorns are huge! I have been collecting them to put in a glass vase. I just can't believe how big they are.

I swear I read once that it means nature is gearing the animals up for a bad winter.

Has anyone else heard this?

Are your nuts large this year? lol
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 6:50pm     #7
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We on the coast live and die by the weather and from what I've read this coming winter is supposed to be well below average for the entire south. We have lots of oak trees here and the acorns are very large.

Of course, we have our share of big nuts in the area anyway...but we just laugh at them...since we are so uppity.
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 7:00pm     #8
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Hope it means LOTS of snow.I love snow
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 7:05pm     #9
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Are your nuts large this year? lol

Mine are the same size year round.











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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 7:11pm     #10
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That is good news!
Last year, there were hardly any acorns or hickory nuts at all.

Squirrels were starving last year. It was all over the news and in the newspapers so it is nice to know they are back this year.

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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 7:56pm     #11
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there are more acorns than usual but they are smaller than normal
but the hickory nuts look larger than usual
hmmmm
I have a ton of "SMALL" acorns this yr on my front tree.They started falling like a month ago(early)

I hope it means a mild winter.

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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 7:58pm     #12
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We have a huge amount of acorns this year, but the size of our nuts remain the same ... thanks for asking!
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This year my nut trees (hickory, walnut, acorn) are much larger than they have been in the past, especially my acorns! The acorns are huge! I have been collecting them to put in a glass vase. I just can't believe how big they are.

I swear I read once that it means nature is gearing the animals up for a bad winter.

Has anyone else heard this?

Are your nuts large this year? lol
I think you need large nuts to live in your neck-o-the-woods during winter!
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 8:16pm     #14
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i think its a sign that we are becoming a socialist nation, but you'd have to ask another kind of nut about that....
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  Old  September 8th, 2009, 8:23pm     #15
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Here are some I have heard over the years:

If the caterpillars had thick fur it was gonna be a cold snowy winter.

if the corn shucks were thick that was a sign for bad winter weather.

Check outdoor animals fur in late fall/early winter to see how thick it is..really thick
means hard winter.

Count the heavy fogs in August. how many DENSE fogs you have in August represent a measurable snow that winter. (5 heavy fogs, 5 heavy snow days)

It there a lot of acorns, it'll be a bad & long winter

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