Sunday, October 20, 2013

What the Wooly Bear Caterpillar has to say...

Now we don't know about where YOU live, butt in OUR Neck of the Woods... we get these Wooly Bear Caterpillars in the Early Fall...   and THEY are supposed to be able to pawdict what kind of WINTER we are gonna get .    We trust the Wooly Bears as much as we trust the Weather Blabber Guyz.     We REALLY do...
    If the Wooly Bears have a LONG Black HEAD pawt and a SHORT brown Middle and a LONG Brown BUTT...  that means Early Winter  and LATE spring...           If he has Mostly Brown on his body, it is gonna be a MILD Winter.       You get the idea...
So here is what the wooly bear looks like THIS year...
(PEE S.... NO that is not Busghetti that he is on... that is our Rock Guard mat)

His head is on the RIGHT side...   TAIL END(BUTT) on the left...

 Closer up you can see that he has a good bit of Black on the front end... THAT means that we will have some COLD and SNOW in November and December...(EARLY)  then the long Brown Middle means a rather MILD WINTER in January and Feb. and March   and the very VERY short Black section means that spring should come Early in APRIL...   WE certainly hope he is RIGHT...  
BUTT we always check with the GROUNDHOG on Feb. 2nd... JUST TO BE SURE...

27 comments:

Mollie said...

We had some woolies in our tree out front, they were poisonous, everyone came out in an awful rash. xxooxx

Mollie and Alfie

Lovable Lily said...

Where we are in Upstate NY, not even the man on the TV who gets paid the big $$$$ can predict the correct weather at ANY given time.

Maybe Mommy should go look at that fuzzy black thing she saw crawling around our front door yesterday. She could have a long talk with him. You know, snow, rain, 60, sun, ice, 32? At least that's how we think the conversation would go.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Molly The Wally said...

Wow what a cool way to tell the weather. It is lovely over here but we are due to have a bad Winter as the crocus have been out too early. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

GOOSE said...

I have those wooly caterpillars. I had no idea that they are weather forecasters. I better go take a closer look. Good call to check with the groundhog. Can not be to careful. Or as my great auntie use to say, don't put all your eggs in one basket. I am not sure what eggs have to do with weather but if a caterpillar can predict the weather why not an egg.
Blessings,
Goose

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We have caterpillars that look like that. We didn't know they were telling us the weather! Lee and Phod

easyweimaraner said...

you should replace our weather guy! Mom misinterpreted the caterpillar-weather-forecast (like always) as: I need immediately new boots, because we will get an early winter, then something for a mild winter and just in case we will get an early spring I need immediately some stuff for spring. Humans!

Murphy said...

Mom gets grossed out by those. Right now she is saying "EEEK"!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Madi and Mom said...

We like Wooly Bear's forecast and we say he probably knows better than our weather geeks.
hugs madi your bFFF

Sarge said...

Hey F-n-E!
Wow, I hope we get snow, because I love snow zoomies! My peeps are giving me raspberries like pththtththh because they don't like it. BOL Those woolies are sure cute, but word to the wise, don't try to bite 'em! Ooooooh, stickly and prickly! BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Hoke said...

Hey i just saw one of these guys in our backyard!! Scared me a bit!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

They are really furry - a bit like long haired chihuahuas!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Mitch and Molly said...

We need to pay more attention to the woolies that we see, Frankie and Ernie! What great info!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Julia Williams said...

I did not know wooly caterpillars could predict the weather! I hope he's right about the "mild" part!!!

scotsmad said...

You get out there and tell that woolly caterpillar that there's to be NO SNOW before November 20th and certainly NOT around the 12th!

Hey, Frankie, SHE carved our punkin and Roxy was too scared of it to have her picture taken next to it! Bwahaahaa!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie and ernie its dennis the vizsla dog hay all the seezuns ar pritty mutch the saym heer in sandy eggo and we do not hav woolly bears just woolly trixie!!! we wil hav to see if the growndhog konfirms the katerpillars predikshuns!!! ok bye

Bocci said...

We're glad to see that you check at least two reliable sources, Frankie and Ernie! All kidding asside, we just saw tons of those wooly cuties on our park walk on Friday, but didn't know about their weather predicting abilities...but we can assure you that we have more faith in those woolies than those fancy meteorologists (did we spell that right?)

Thanks for letting us know how to "read" those furry things!

Taffy said...

We have those around here too but we haven't seen any yet. Mom said she had forgotten they were weather predictors. Thanks for the reminder.

Ruby said...

Well, he can't do any worse than that weather dude on the TVs! They don't knows what they're talkin' abouts half the times!! BOL
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: that REALLY does look like spla-getti!!

sprinkles said...

I haven't seen one of those around here in a few years.

harrispen said...

We like the woolly caterpillars too, but we haven't looked close to see what kind of weather they are predicting for around here.

Millie & Walter

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Veryinteresting. We will be on the lookout for our backyard catepillar.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Are you eating him for dinner? He looks like he's on a pile of spaghettis!

Declan said...

Oooh I like him....very handsome. Deccy xx ps. Check with Shubenacadie Sam in February....he's more accurate than your fella!!

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Frankie!
We have a lot of what I call Halloween Caterpillars around my home, there a fluffy black ones that look a lot like your friend there, we also have non-fuzzy black and orange stripped ones and these fluffy fat orange and black ones! I leave them alone, let them cross in front of me and keep on with my walk! Love Frank xxxx

LetterstoAndrew said...

Thanks for posting this guys!! I'm going to link to it in Friday's post!! Someone asked me what the significance was and I couldn't remember.

marley said...

Dear Frankie....pleez can we borro wun of yore wether-blabbin mustashes? I dussnt kno wot the wevver be like here dis winter an I need to tell familee ow manee logs to be choppin

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Interesting. My Human used to tell me different and she learned it from her grandmother. Glad you rectified it!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog