Do squirrels know something we don't? Are the husks on your corn thicker than normal? Are ducks and geese flying South earlier than usual? Is the hair on the nape of your cow thicker this year? Are two woodpeckers sharing a fall home? Have mice invaded your home early? Are crickets dancing on your hearth already? Were there heavy fogs in August? Has there been an abundance of spiders in your house? Your local raccoon has a thicker than normal tail? Are ants not meandering, but moving quickly in a straight line? Are the pigs in the pen gathering sticks? Who comes up with all this nonsense? Does your neighbor's chainsaw seem louder than normal? See, I just made that last one up. Here's another. Did someone stack your kindling pile upside down? My local 2014 Old Farmers' Almanac listed most of these, and I for one don't believe a one. Well, maybe that one about my neighbor's chainsaw holds some credence. I know he's making me feel a bit guilty about not cutting mine up and putting it under cover. I best be getting busy. Pigs are gathering sticks? Huh? Like I've got the time.