While I was at Tractor Supply, loading up on kitty litter, shavings and cat food, two older women were studying the Old Farmers' Almanac.
"We're due for a big snow," one says.
"Ten or twelve inches," the other adds.
I don't know if they were getting their information from the Almanac, a meteorologist's long-term forecast, or just a knowledge of weather's history.
But I'm betting they'll buy the Farmers' Almanac, just like I'll probably pick up a copy for myself.
Throughout the winter, I'll check it to see what upcoming weather is predicted, and if past predictions were correct.