On the contrary, we are both dependent upon and subject to seasonal changes as well as daily atmospheric conditions and precipitation amounts. Barometers rearrange itineraries and forecasts determine agendas.
In times past, farm folk consulted the Old Farmer's Almanac, not the Weather Channel, before deciding when to do what. This year's Almanac is predicting another tough winter, but meteorologists are less committal. My favorite prognostication is that of the UPS driver, who told Hubby today that we aren't even going to have a winter this year!