Acorns

Acorns

Oak trees shed an average of five thousand acorns a year
So I’m told by Google or a source from Google
So it has a pretty good chance of being believable
I have two oak trees on my property
One in the back and one in the front
On our quarter acre lot
Ten thousand acorns a year
The oak trees were planted in 1961
It is 2015
Fifty four years of dropping acorns
Five hundred and forty thousand acorns
Now we have only lived in this house seven years
So technically we can only be held accountable for seventy thousand
So what is to be done with these acorns
Not too many options
Well we could take the trees down and excavate the yard to remove them
We could put cloth under the trees to catch the acorns
but of course that would only catch the current dropping acorns
We could bring in as many squirrels as we could
Ands we have done that
We could get down on our hands and knees and try to dig them up
One by one or rake them up as fast as we can
This seems to be a trick of Mother Nature
Enough acorns are dropping to ensure that no one could
Dig up all the acorns
Ensuring that oak trees would live forever
But we are not going to live forever
Some day we might be right next to all those acorns
You don’t think they wold talk to us
Do ya?
I can just hear them saying
‘I told you, that you were wasting your time
That soon enough you would be right down here with us’
Mother Nature takes care of us
Why don’t you let her take care of you
Grab your coffee and sit on that olds red bench
With your wife
Why don’t you two
Talk about the weather and all
Those damm acorns falling
Talk about the wonderful life you had
An still have
Talk about how bad the approaching winter might be
We have been here a long time
You all don’t have quite that long
Talk now
While you have someone to listen

FXC 10/19/2015

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