Pap told me old timers used to say that flowers and trees that bloom out of season are evil. When I think of the old piece of folklore I always get tickled. It seems so silly. But Pap said if we were depending on the blooms of plants to produce our food or else risk starving we’d certainly hope they bloomed in the season they were supposed to.
I’ve also heard a crowing hen is evil. One of The Deer Hunter’s friends said his grandmother wouldn’t stand for a hen that crowed. If she heard one she’d go out and kill it straight away.