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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Monday, January 29, 2007

COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE

I ALMOST FORGOT THAT GROUND HOGS DAY IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! THEN WE'VE GOT THE FABLE OF MARCH; DOES IT COME IN LIKE A LAMB AND GO OUT LIKE A LION OR THE REVERSE??

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER?? DON'T WORRY, THAT WILL ALL BE MESSED UP WITH THE NEW TIME CHANGE THIS FALL. I HAD AN ARTICLE IN YOOPER YARNS ABOUT THAT A WHILE BACK, BUT IT SEEMS LIKE INSTEAD OF CHANING IN OCTOBER, WE WILL BE CHANGING IN NOVEMBER AND IN THE SPRING INSTEAD OF APRIL, IT WILL BE MARCH.

ANYWAY, FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH, HERE'S THE LATEST ON LADY GROUND HOGS AND THEIR INTUITION!


Groundhog breaking gender barrier HOWELL, Mich. (AP) —
Woody has something the nation’s other prognosticating groundhogs don’t. Female intuition.

Gen. Beauregard Lee in Georgia, Sir Walter Wally in North Carolina and, of course, Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania might be more established, but Woody from Howell has a pretty good track record.

She has correctly predicted when spring would arrive six out of eight years. Why is she so successful?

She relies on her stomach, Richard Grant, executive director of the Howell Conference and Nature Center, told the Detroit Free Press. Grant said groundhogs eat a lot before the winter, but don’t consume much during the colder months.

So, on Friday, if Woody comes out of her home, eats any of the food placed in front of her — such as bananas and peanuts — and stays out for at least 30 seconds, then spring is coming soon. If not, we’re in for another six weeks of winter.

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