Happy Groundhog Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today we learned all about groundhogs, and their day! We learned that although eastern Canada is in the middle of a huge blizzard, we are in for an early spring. I must admit I felt somewhat guilty and a little spoiled as the kids and I watched the news broadcast of the groundhog ceremony - you could barely see the reporter for the snow. They even had to move the celebration in doors. All we could see as we looked out the window was sunshine, blue skies, and green grass. I love living here. We also learned that groundhogs and woodchucks are different names for the same animal (did not know that!)

So how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? About 318 kilograms - 699.6 pounds.
Thats a lot of wood!

Oh, yes! And have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania - real place. Gobblers Knob - real as well. And Punxsutawney Phil - you betcha - real! Who knew.

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