Friday, July 14, 2017

Cicada or Kattydids

I'm not sure what you call them. We call them katydids (of course I can't spell it). I was always told that once you heard katydids, you had 60 days until the first frost. I'm doing a little bit of digging (and finding other people's blogs) and they say 6 weeks.

I happened to find my post from last year about katydids and it was July 6th that I mentioned them. I don't remember when we had a frost last year. Last year was a blur.

So if it's true, I heard them this week. Six weeks from now would put us at August 25th. There's no way we'll get a frost. Mid September, I could see that happening.


With all the climate changes, I'm not sure any of these old wives tales work any more. The one about precipitation 90 days after fog was almost spot on when we were in an "El Nino" but now, not so much. I used to count the days on the calendar and knew when a storm was coming. But not any more. It's impossible to predict these days. I'm not sure if it's because we aren't in an "El Nino" any more or if the climate change has something to do with it.

Either way, I'm going to start preparing. It's hard to think winter when tomorrow will be almost 100 degrees. But I'd rather be prepared. I've been so unprepared the last few years that it would be nice for the first time in a very long time to NOT be caught with my pants down!

(Pics are from the other night. King and Brego were the last two to come in for the night to avoid the mosquitos).

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