Friday, March 20, 2015

It's the first day of spring!

I know that today is the first day of spring because I checked that little factoid in my handy-dandy 2015 copy of Old Moore's Almanack.  I also happen to know that today is a good day to plant such things as asparagus, celery, brassicas, root vegetables and legumes, but only between the hours of 8.30 am to 12.55 pm, 1.20 to 2.40 pm and 3.05 to 4.10 pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  Today is also a great day for me to go fishing (in the afternoon), and an even better day for me to bet on the dogs (if I just happen to be passing through Birmingham, England).  Good stuff.
Hang on a minute, didn't I just recently say that I had always wanted a copy of Old Moore's Almanack, but had never actually owned one? Well, as of yesterday, via the Royal and the US mails, I now have my very first copy of the annual publication that I always wanted when I was little thanks to my brother Thud.  Apparently, perhaps moved by my tale of woe, Thud decided he would rectify the decades old almanac-absence in his little sister's life.  Or perhaps he feels I need a bit of help in my current life, although it does say, in my personal daily guide (for Aries), that today my personal intuition and confidence should be strong enough for me to make successful decisions.  Cool, I should start by deciding whether to have salmon or prawns for dinner.
Of course, all these predictions and forecasts etc., are in GMT, so a little bit of mathematics will be required prior to me deciding whether or not I am going to plant, fish or gamble today. Thanks, big brother!


Thud said...

Its a strange little mag so it suits you perfectly, enjoy.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: You are a lucky 'strange' girl to have Thud as you big brother, but I didn't need to tell you!
Your daily Horoscope (I don't believe in them, but. . .)
"Paying attention to your most intriguing inner visions is crucial right now. You have dreams, goals and ideas that deserve to be pulled into the real world ..."

Thomas said...

Is Old Moore's the Farmer's Almanac identical twin?

Vinogirl said...

Thud: I'm a strange little sister, so yes :)

NHW: He is always very generous.
My only dreams and goals right now consist of calculating how much chocolate I can eat in one sitting when Lent is over!

Tomasso: Distant, colonial cousins methinks.