Predicting The Weather On A Charlottesville Horse Farm
Anyone who lives on a Charlottesville horse farm is used to living close to nature. Our lives revolve around weather and temperature. Is there enough rain to grow a good hay crop or to grow a good stand of grass on the paddocks? Will there be some warm sunny days at the right time so that the hay can be baled and gotten into the barn without getting wet? How cold will it get and what weight blanket will we need to dress the horses in? What are the chances of storm and should the horses stay in. The pattern of our days are dictated by the weather.
All of us listen to the weather reports throughout the day or bring up the radar maps on our smart phones. At the same time we all have our own favorite ways to predict the weather. For instance, if we see the horses running in the paddocks for no reason, it can mean that a front is coming in within the next 24 hours. And if the horses start growing their winter coats earlier than usual of grow particularly thick coats, it may mean that the winter will be unusually cold.
You may be familiar with they saying that a ring round the moon means that it is going to rain. Or that if the smoke coming out of a chimney is going sideways instead of going straight up that it is going to snow. There are so many ways that people who live on Charlottesville horse farms have for predicting the weather. Many of these actually have a scientific basis behind our everyday observations. What are your favorites?
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