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The onion calendar


January 13, 2020

I'd just pulled up to the post office to mail a couple of packages when Delbert Eszlinger called to wish me a Happy New Year from his ranch seven miles northeast of Ashley.

After we bragged about the size of our snowdrifts for a while, I asked him about the famous onion calendar he and Donna do every New Year's Eve, which predicts moisture for the coming year.

The way it works is you slice an onion in half vertically to create 12 “cups” representing the months of the year. Then you add a teaspoon of salt to draw out the moisture from the onion cups. The varying amounts of water in the...

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