Sunday, October 20, 2013
Day Two Hundred Ninety Three 2013
The squirrels who visit our yard are in hog heaven this fall. Our big walnut tree has produced a bumper crop of these baseball sized things. There are hundreds of them. They drop by the dozens all at the same time, and sometimes it sounds like bombs going off. The tree grows on the south side property line on our side, well away from our house, but the radius of the drop zone has reached all the way to our deck. We feel badly for our neighbor because the nuts bombard their roof with direct hits, so we debate whether or not to have the tree taken down. They’re all over the yard. It could be an ankle breaking experience if you’re not careful where you’re stepping. And I shudder to think what would happen to your skull if you should walk into the drop zone when those things are raining down. Anyway, if the squirrels are smart [which they are] they’ll be hoarding as many of these as they can for that cold snowy winter they keep telling us is coming.