Prophets – St. Martin and St. Andrew
According to the teacher, we are now living in such an interesting time, the so-called pre-winter – from November 11, that is, St. Until November 30, St. Andres Day.
“Phenologists call this period winter, the last day of autumn and the first day of winter. Both were important weather forecasters – said Prof. L.Klimka. – St. Martin’s Day marks the beginning of winter.
They said: If you make a goose on the ice during the Martynas season (the balls are frozen), you will be on the water at Christmas. Or in short: Martynas -with Christmas- with ice. That clever saying surely came true.
For several years in a row, I tried to realize this and, to my surprise, it still works. It must be assumed that this experience has not yet been confirmed. “
After a pause for a moment, the interviewee continued to share his experience and wisdom:
“Since Martin’s day, the last autumn holiday, the dish to eat is roasted goose, he invented the goose’s stern as it will be a winter-long trail. If that stern is almost all white, it means the winter will be snowy and deep.
If more brown or white spots are planted than brown, it means that there will be a lot of thawing in the winter or it will be very easy overall.
Well, and the villagers obviously killed the pig before the holidays. He also tried to guess what winter would be like from his ATM.
If it was so uneven, it was said to be an imbalance; it meant they would be replaced by the thawed. And if one end is smoother or the end is thicker and the other is thinner, the beginning or end of winter will be richer. “
LEU nuotr./Ethnologists Limbertas Klimka
Will Christmas be white?
St. Andrew’s Day, according to the teacher, is the day the bear falls asleep in the winter.
“Then we realized. That day was very important, and even the smallest nuances were important (it was sunny or there was a lot of snow), everything was determined for next year’s harvest. And it was said that one sign is better for legumes, another in summer, and if that day is so cold, the rye will be just right.
It was thus removed, – prof. L.Klimka. “Another such interesting sign, which is still the most confirmed, is that if the snow falls in the winter (from Martin to Andrew) and remains thawed all day, after a month there is already a real winter everywhere.”
It is true that the ethnologist noticed that St. Martin’s day was pretty warm this year.
“He also says we expect to see Christmas in white. Otherwise, there are other signs, such as windy days, that winter could be changeable. However, we’ll have to find out more in December – St. Lucy’s Day, the professor clarified. – Twelve during and after the days, we can subtract what each month of the year will be like, and depending on the weather on that day, so will the month of next year.
For example, on December 13th. we are seeing what the month of January will be like on the 14th. – February 15 – March, etc. Suppose if the thirteenth day is beautiful, neither snow nor cold, then January will be warm, and if it rains, it means darganot. Amazing, but my method of guessing the weather is proving to be true. Of course, there may be deviations, but as far as I am aware, I sign every year, in most cases the notes are still valid. “
Speigai is a rare guest already
“Then we noticed. And do your observations predict that?” I asked the interlocutor.
“Then we noticed. And the rays, for example, show the north wind that blows in Mikolin (St. Michael’s Day on September 29) on a windy day. Then the winter will be hot,” explained prof. L.Klimka.
However, the ethnologist did not hesitate to announce whether he would be in a hurry next winter.
“I’m afraid to announce this year because I was in the city and it’s difficult to determine the direction of the wind in the city, but there was not much wind. In the city, in street mazes, buildings change the direction of the wind a lot. teachers.
Another way to observe winter is to fly birds. This year, according to the ethnologist, the birds did not show that the cold waves were already sheltered.
But this year rays I flew out very early …
“Yes, rays they flew out very early, but other birds, such as geese, did not escape long ago. Even, for example, on November 17, when I was in town, I noticed a large swarm of windmills flying to the farm. This indicated that it would cool down in the next few days.
And so it was. But it certainly won’t be a big hug, as it’s still winter. However, as soon as the squirrels approach the house, the herd appears on the farm, which indicates that it will be colder, ”the interlocutor shared his observational practices and knowledge.
Birds are prophets of cold weather
“Wow, anyway!” I was shocked.
“Then we noticed. The nipple is very sensitive. They find some shelter or food. When it gets warm, they’re not on the farm. As soon as they feel the heat again, they fly into the woods. The nipples stick to the person when it’s harder.
Thus, depending on their behavior, it is possible to forecast the weather in the coming days – said prof. L.Klimka. – The approaching frosts in winter also herald crows: if they land on the tops of trees, they usually head north, it is already clear before the cold. And if the crows walk on the ground, it will thaw. “
The teacher confirmed that these short-term observations of birds are very useful because of the atmospheric phenomena and the reaction of the animals.
“Animals are much more sensitive than humans. They predict that survival depends on it. If humans adapt, hide in the house and the animal does not react, it will die. And those who develop this ability to guess the future survive,” the ethnologist stressed.