I was all set to go out and toil in the sun until I got
tired of sweating or bored. That changed with a call
from our furnace people who wanted to turn on and check
the air conditioner.
That was just now finished and I don’t feel like
starting the day in the afternoon, so I went outside to
think about it. As I looked around this groundhog looked
to be on guard duty.
As you know, another name for a groundhog is a
woodchuck. And since he wasn’t chucking wood I have
postponed the yard work until tomorrow. Yet this begs the
question, “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a
woodchuck could chuck wood?”
Obviously the one I spied couldn’t, or wouldn’t chuck
any. So then I wondered if any woodchucks ever chucked
any wood which I will look into at a later date. I do
know the ones around here prefer whatever happens to be
After some research I discovered groundhogs (woodchucks)
mainly eat vegetables, grasses, berries, clover, alfalfa,
and dandelions! So where does the woodchucking come in?
I also found out that the critters don’t drink water
but get hydrated by the juices of the plants they eat.
It is thought they do like eating plants with rain water
on them. This brings to mind perhaps the most important
question of all: if a woodchuck don’t chuck wood, why
did we have to memorize the tongue twister?
And I guess the second half of the tongue twister does
answer part of that question.
A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Comments are always welcome.