Proverb: In January give the turnip to the donkey!
Proverb: On the feast day of Saint Silvester (31st December) renew the (donkey’s) halter.
A chick that hatches in July will lay an egg by the feast of St. Publius (following April).
Proverb: In February, feed the cabbage to the donkey.
Proverb: ‘in the fertile fields, sow early.’
Proverb: ‘the moon, the stars and their cycles herald a good harvest’.
Il-ħmura ta’ filgħaxija, lesti d-debba għat-tiġrija, lesti d-dwieb għat-tiġrija; il-ħmura ta’ filgħodu lesti l-bhejjem fejn joqogħdu
Proverb: When the evening sky is red ready your mare for the race; when the morning sky is red prepare shelter for your beasts
Proverb: ‘The wind is not fair weather’ – said of the wind which blows when sunshine was expected to ripen the fruit.
Proverb: Warm weather in January is contentment for the poor man and the farmer.
Proverb: Crops planted around St. Catherine’s day will yield a bountiful harvest.
Proverb: ‘When January is watery, the farmer won’t be happy’.
Meta l-fellus jonqoblek kmieni, xejn ma jkunlek fellus żmieni
Proverb: From fertile land, the harvest of wheat and cotton is abundant.
Proverb: ‘the cold and wind bring disease; the sun and rain bring bounty’. Note the play on the plural of both għalla ‘disease’ and għalla ‘crops’.
Proverb: ‘He that wants to fish for mullet has to wait for many moons’ – A fisherman’s saying based on the close observation on the habits of mullets, which appear with the moon.
Proverb: “Who ploughs with donkeys will not produce cotton.”
Proverb: ‘whoever buys the premature or early crop (bikrija), will have to weigh the amount of soil.’
Proverb: Around St. Barabara’s feast day, the wheat would have reached its full growth.
Proverb: ‘Grazing on stubble, does not fatten.’
Proverb: ‘a fruitful year pays for the rents (on fields)’
Proverb: After the feast of the Epiphany take care of the land because the morass brings about disease.
Proverb: ‘A trunk without branches produces no harvest.’