Dad, would always get a persimmon seed , and spilt it, to see what the winter would be like .
if there was a knife, it was going to bee VERy cold, or the meat was going to bee so tuff ya had to cut it with a knife,
and if there was a fork in it , it would be a mild winter, and ya could cut the meat would be tender and sweet.
If there was a shovel in it , that ment a DEEP snow! and very little meat.
Then Dad , told me there was one more sign that was in the seed , and if ya ever saw it , ya might as well
digg a hole in the ground and cover up your head , and that sign was a chainsaw!
I think he was pulling my leg, on that one. :)
So this year , DH and I went to found a persimmon seed, and see what the weather was to bee this year.