Thursday, August 30, 2012


When you see a buzzard say this rhyme:
Poor old lonesome turkey buzzard,
Fly to the east, fly to the west,
Fly to the one I love the best.
If the buzzard flaps his wings, 
you will see your sweetheart before Saturday night.

A hoot owl crying at night is bad luck.
To counteract the bad luck you can try:
putting a broom across the doorway, 
or throwing salt in the fire, 
or turning your pockets inside out

When you see a redbird, throw it a kiss and make a wish.
The wish will come true.  

If an owl's hooting is driving you crazy, 
grasp the wrist of one hand with the fingers of the other. 
This will choke the hoot owl and make him hush.
(I need to try this because our house is surrounded by hooting owls!)

Some folks believe that the jay bird is the devil's bird.
Supposedly on every Friday they gather sticks 
and carry them to hell to keep the fires going.

If an owl speaks or hollers "WHO?" at you, 
always answer with your full name.

And a riddle for you!  Do you know the answer?
If my peacock lays an egg in your yard, who owns the egg?

Copyright 2012--All Rights Reserved--The Wheel & Distaff by Kimberly Burnette-Dean.

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