In honor of the groundhog, Im devoting at least a few blog posts this week to our favorite rodent weather prognosticator. Saturday is Groundhog day by the way. If Mr Groundhog sees his shadow after climbing out of his burrow, it's 6 more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, it is supposedly an early spring. We'll still have 6 more weeks of winter no matter what the groundhog does, so lets take a look at some of Mr Groundhog's other skills. He is the construction king of the underworld, perhaps only surpassed by Mr Badger. The groundhog can also decimate your vegetable garden in just one night. This is not one of his better accomplishments. Even if you put up a fence, Mr Groundhog will eventually burrow beneath and surface in your radish patch and proceed to eat everything. Some folks put pepper and tiger pee and all kinds of things around their garden to keep Mr Groundhog out. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. With an electric fence you might stand a chance. You could try filling up Mr Groundhogs burrow with rocks and smoke bombs… but he has many holes, trust me. You could shoot Mr Groundhog, but that isnt very nice. If you had quarter million dollar racehorses on your farm and a foal could snap a leg like a twig in one of his burrow holes that might be necessary, but otherwise it's entirely up to you. Keep in mind that when they plant you in the good earth, Mr Groundhogs kin might come by and tunnel into your crypt and dance on your grave. Here is Mr Groundhog in action.. he also goes by the alias of Mr Woodchuck. He is a most formidable excavator.