Back in August I posted my acorn thoughts, reflections and predictions. Well here I sit, October 20th and we, as I thought we would, are being bombarded by acorns. Apparently, this is a big year for acorns not only in number but in the size of the nut as well.
I have an old pickup truck which just happens to be parked under the canopy of two massive oak trees. In the bed of the truck reside no less than ten-thousand acorns. Okay, maybe not ten-thousand but a lot. Standing in the protection of my garage, listening to these projectiles drop 30 feet onto a sheet of Detroit steel makes my yard sound like a war zone. Last night, laying in bed, there was an ever so slight breeze which sent a multitude of nuts on to the roof (sound #1), which then rolled down the roof (sound #2), and bounced onto the hood of my car (sound #3). It was a noisy night.
My Grandmother equated a large acorn production with an anticipated hard, cold winter i.e. more food for the animals. In my yard, I have the happiest, plumpest squirrels and chipmunks imaginable. These guys are loving life. No need to raid the bird feeders, my front yard is a squirrel smorgasbord, a Golden Corral buffet for these bushy-tailed tree rats.
Like I said back in August I could be a millionaire many times over if I could sale each acorn for just a dollar. I offered to set up a PayPal account on this blog so that each of you could purchase one or hundred of my special acorns. Sadly, I didn’t get but a few takers for this ingenious plan but hey there is still time.
I am still thankful for the shade in the Summer but damn I am tired of being pelted by acorns and just wait, soon you will hear me bitching about raking leaves. Stay tuned.