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Superstition

You should not operate on pigs (geld) if the moon sign is in the heart or head. If you do, there is more sickness and loss.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; U.H. Garrett

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; ASTROLOGY ; HEAD ; HEART ; MEDICINE ; MOON ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Plant beans when the moon sign is in the arm. If you do, beans will hang out heavy with many pods like fingers. Otherwise the beans will be shaded inside under the leaves and there will not be as many pods.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Arm ; ASTROLOGY ; Beans ; FARMING ; GARDEN ; PLANT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Superstition

Plant corn after the first quarter of the moon. If you plant corn during the first quarter the stalks grow very tall, taking away from the quality of the corn on the ear.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Superstition: Animals

It will be a rough winter if the Cuckleburrs fill out good before the frost and turn brown early.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): ; AGRICULTURE ; Frost ; PREDICTION ; SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Prediction

It will be a cold winter if the shucks on the corn get tight and thick all over the ear.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CORN ; FARMING ; PREDICTION ; WEATHER

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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Superstition

Potatoes should be planted by the dark of the moon. Otherwise there will be mostly vines and no potatoes.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; MOON ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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