Sunday, July 1, 2012


Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots, and gillyflowers.
In July,
Some reap rye;
In August,
If one will not the other must.
Those who in July are wed,
Must labor for their daily bread.
Knee high
By the Fourth of July.
(Rule applied to corn to see if it's a good crop.)
St. Swithin's* day, if thou dost rain,
For forty days it will remain;
St. Swithin's day, if thou be fair,
For forty days 'twill rain na mair.
If you plant turnips on the twenty-fifth of July,
You will have turnips, wet or dry.

*July 15.

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