Since we first started talking about firewood-its barely been cold enough to build a fire. But that all changed during the night while I slept. This morning it is a chilly 23 degrees in Brasstown with a bitter cold wind blowing.
The forecast is for the cold air to stick around for a few days, so it seems appropriate to continue our talk of firewood.
Folklore tells us the smoke from our fires can also foretell the coming weather.
- If smoke from the chimney settles on the ground it will be a hard winter
- If smoke from the chimney settles on the ground it will snow within 26 days
- If smoke rises on a cloudy day there is a good chance of snow
The various smoke folklore I recall hearing during my life-basically said if smoke rises from the chimney its a sign of good weather-if smoke from the chimney heads towards the ground-its a sign of bad weather.
Did Old Man Winter knock on your door while you were sleeping too?