Ground Hog day-February 2, 2010, across the nation

“Punxsutawney Phil” in a place called Gobbler’s Knob, Pa  saw his shadow this morning.

As quoted :

“As the sky shines bright above me,

My Shadow I see beside me,

Six more weeks of winter will be.”

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Here’s a website to be a memeber of the Punxsutawney groundhog club:

http://www.groundhog.org

I wondered how many states in the United States celebrate Groundhog day.

St Louis Missouri:

The St. Louis zoo does not wake up it’s groundhog on February 2nd; they have a really cranky groundhog who doesn’t like to be woken up.

Groundhogs hibernate in the winter; it’s heartbeat, metabolism and respiration slow allowing it to live on it’s body fat.  “If the animal is awakened too early, it might not have the energy to find food and survive  cold weather tempertures.”

Canada:

Ontario

Town of South Bruce Peninsula:

There is a week long Wiarton Willie Festival.

Ice, wood and stone carving in Blue Water park,  and BBQ pig roast in Bluewater park.

A Willie moonlight parade, a Tommy Gilham concert, and fireworks immediately afterward.

On Saturday, February 6th,  some of the events highlighted are  Groundhog  Jog at 9:00am,  horse drawn sleigh rides 10:00am to 4:00pm , Lions Club motorless car derby 0900 to 10:30 am, and Groundhog Ball at the Arena from 8:00pm to 1:00am

 

Wiarton Willie saw his shadow, six more weeks of winter!

There is the sunrise, send the news to the printer,

So I see my shadow, Six more weeks of Winter!

There is a ground hog in Staten Island, too.

In celebration of six more weeks of winter, I decided to cook some homemade soup this Am.   Now going out to lunch with my friend and will post recipe later.

Lentil soup

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