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[nafex] Old Saying

I thought I would question "Farmer's Almanac" people and this is their 
----Original Message Follows----
From: pgeiger@geiger.com
To: "Gordon C. Nofs"
Subject: Re: Old Saying

This is an old, old saying. My Dad had a friend who helped with the almanac
for many years. Ken is now 98 years old. The saying has to do with snow
(bigger flakes) drawing nutrients from the atmosphere and then
"fertilizing" gardens. I have read that this is not true. I like the
saying..... Since it happens in the spring and gardens grow soon
thereafter, I'll say it is accurate. Make it easier to tolerate those late

                     "Gordon C. Nofs"                                   To:  
    questions@farmersalmanac.com      Subject: Old Saying

                     "Yup-Poor man's fertilizer"
   Does anyone know where this comes from and what it means?
Gordon C. Nofs

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