As you can see the persimmons on this tree have already shirveled up. We usually have a lot of persimmons but not this year. Like all the crops this year it was scarce.
We were able to check a persimmon seed and we found a spoon just like last year. A spoon means lots of snow.
Photo from: OklahomaHistory.net
The spoon symbolizes a shovel. A fork means a light snowy winter and a knife means extreme cold. The cold wind will cut through you like a knife. I'd rather have a spoon than a knife.
For more clues to help forecast our winter weather check out this article from The Farmers Almanac.
I've already got the wood pile stocked up for the weekend.
Have a great weekend, stay warm and I hope your team wins.