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CluelessGardener

Is it you a Lincolnshire thing 

I was all ways told if it was a bumper year for berry's it was going to be a hard winter I think not! As the trees and bushes can't forecast the weather but hay it sounds good also Cows that are lying down before rain can’t forecast the weather they’re just tired of standing up. My wife also quotes this to me every time were out and about in the car LOL

 James

CluelessGardener

do you have a quote if so tell use about it lest see if we can get to fifty 

James

punkdoc

Ash before Oak we are in for a soak. Oak before Ash we are in for a splash. To do with which leaves emerge first in Spring

CluelessGardener

Pukdoc I like that one also thats a new one for me

James

MrsGarden
Great oaks from little acorns grow. School motto.

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CluelessGardener

thats Five buy my counting two from me two from Pukdac and one from MrsGarden

that remindes me every day is a school day but not really a quote just a saying I try and live bye

James

KEF

What's the one about red sky and sailors & shepherds? Never understood that one.

MrsGarden
Red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds warning . Nit sure about sailors though KEF.
Forester2

Ice in November to bear a duck,

Nothing to follow but mud and muck.

This saying was quoted by a contributor to this forum recently, but I can't remember who it was, so my deepest apologies, but I thought it was so good I wrote it down.

KEF
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds warning . Nit sure about sailors though KEF.

That must be why I never understood it  Sailors

BobTheGardener

"It's gone dark over Bill's mother's" - rain on the way.  A very old saying with origin  completely unknown although there are several (undoubtedly apocryphal) "explanations" to be found on the interweb.

MrsGarden
Bob and forester - they are both new ones to me.
KEF

Bob, my H says that. I just thought he'd made it up.

GillyL

If a sky only has a bit of blue,we ask is it enough to make a sailor a pair of trousers ?

Don,tknow where it came from,but my Gran used to say it.

Forester2

My Gran said that too Gilly - she came from south London.

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GillyL

My Gran was Somerset born and bred Forester...........these sailors must have got around

BobTheGardener

Gilly, I'd guess that would come from the days when sailors wore bell-bottoms (obviously requiring a lot of material.)

The potty gardener

My gran also always said- there'senough blue to make a sailor apair of trousers- but  she came from Yorkshire......................those sailors more than knew how to get around

star gaze lily

I've heard of the one Bill's mother from a Yorkshire friend.  

My mum used to say shepherds warning one.

Look before you leap.    Does that count?

Also something about mickle and muckle????