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Snowy Winter

Posted by Carissa Team Tink Staffer    0 Comment(s)    Add a Comment  comment-icon.png
10/20/2014 04:54 AM

Greetings from Tink World!

There are all sorts of folk stories about things from predicting weather to how to tell the sex of the baby in the womb. Most people take them with a grain of salt, while others are hardcore believers.

According to folklore, we can tell what the winter weather will be, by looking at the seed of a persimmon. You simply pick a persimmon, let the seeds dry and cut a seed in half. The weather depends on what you see in the seed.

The white fibers you see in the seeds are actually the root and the root can take on several shapes. The myth states that the root will resemble a spoon, fork or knife. A spoon signals a snowy winter. A knife means it will be icy, bone-chilling cold. A fork is a sign of a mild winter.

Several folks had already cut a seed and posted their findings on social media. They were all spoons. So, Tink decided to pick a persimmonseed.pngpersimmon from one of the trees on the farm. She was hoping for a fork, especially after the cold winter we had last year. To her dismay, the root was in the shape of a spoon. On the plus side, at least the prediction isn’t an icy winter.

So, you’ve been warned. We could experience a snowy winter this year. Hopefully, things won’t be as bad as last winter.

As for markets, Team Tink will be at the Evans Towne Market on Thursday, October 23. The market hours are 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Then, on Saturday, October 25, we will be at the Decatur Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As always, you can send an email to with your wish list of items to pick up at the market. We’ll be sure to let you know if something is not in stock.

Well, that’s all for now. Have a great week. We’ll see you at the market.