Russian farmers believe that leap years will never be good for crops and farming. In particular for beans and peas, which will supposedly grow the wrong way round! The leap year clearly hasn’t had on impact on this young man’s garden who picked a bean this morning, 29 February, that was over a metre long!
In Scotland, similar superstitions are held; crops will fail and livestock will struggle, according to the old proverb “Leap year was n’er a good sheep year.” This certainly has been true for us, our little vegie patch is producing far more produce this year than previous years!
Anyway, good luck to any woman proposing today and a huge Happy Birthday to all the Leaplings (those born on 29th February).