February 2 is Groundhog Day. According to tradition, Phil the Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) groundhog emerges from his hole early on February 2. If he sees his shadow and returns to his hole, there will be six more weeks of winter. If Phil does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.
This Groundhog Day postcard is a promotion sent to newspapers from "National Pork Producers Council 1996 in cooperation with National Pork Board." It listed a phone number to call for ideas that spotlight the great taste of ground pork, "Groundhog Day Recipes."
Groundhog Day Postcards Celebrate Ancient Tradition is an article about other Groundhog Day postcards.
The official site of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club reports that Phil, the Punxsutawney Groundhog, officially forecasted on 2/2/07 at 7:28 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob to "Expect an early spring!!"
The Daily Pork, the website of the National Pork Board has news, information, pork recipes, and "fun stuff" related to pork. Today's recipe is Asian-Style Pork Sloppy Joes. I found another ground pork recipe on that site that I really would like to try—Hot Tamale Pie.