Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This post is a little off topic, but does relate to an earlier post. The land owners grow tobacco on the land where my hives are. Here in Kentucky, tobacco is a still popular crop to grow.
The landowner needed some help getting the cut tobacco off the ground and up into the barns. Having never done it before and wanting to learn more about it, I volunteered to help. Needless to say, it was a lot of work and I can definitely say that I don't think I want to grow tobacco in the future. It was however fun to be out there with a few guys doing some manual labor in the sun.
Now, for the interesting part. While picking up this tobacco, we counted the number of Wooly Worms and analyzed the results. The saying goes that an all black Wooly Worm means a cold winter and a black and brown one means a mild winter. The count was 8-1 for a COLD WINTER.