Animals In Appalachia Weather

Pig Nests

“Dad caught a wild piglet many years ago that I raised. She had several liters of pigs through the years. She would build a big pile of grass and sticks every time her liter was due. These were usually 18 – 20 inches high. Once she built one almost 3 feet high and wasn’t pregnant. Dad said a big snow was coming. We had a blizzard with more than a foot of snow and ice that stayed on the ground…

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Forecasting Winter by Animals

Forecasting Winter by Animals It will be a bad winter if: squirrels begin gathering nuts early (middle or late September).…