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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:52 AM

And lo the oak trees shall bring forth acorns abundantly...

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which shall drop and come into thy foyer, and into thy car, and upon thy roof at night, and into the driveways of thy neighbors, and upon the heads thy people, and onto the hoods of thy hatchback, and into thy sandals.
And lo the beast of thy house shall try to consume them, and in venting of its mouth upon your carpets shalt thou see them whole, and the beast of the house shall believe there is an intruder upon thy door and make a noise unto the heavens in the dead of night.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. I want to steal your avatar

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Response to Lisa D (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:57 AM

2. Go ahead - I did. (nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 10:29 AM

3. That's about the whole story. Ours is right out front (and taller than the house now).

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:11 AM

4. Apparently it's a "Mast year" for oaks - at least on the East Coast

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:27 PM

6. Yes - the oak limb overhanging our driveway has clumps of acorns

And it reminds me of how grape vines have clumps of grapes. I've never seen acorns this abundant - EVER - in the thirty plus years we've lived on this property. The squirrels are really, really fat this year, too.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:22 AM

5. And lo the dampth leaves of the noble oaks shall gildth the byways and bringth great joy

to the keepers of the Olde Bodye Shoppes

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:30 PM

7. LOL! That's priceless!

I grew up with a horse chestnut tree in my front yard. I feel your pain, but not as much pain as I felt when I'd run over one of those suckers with the lawn mower and it spit it at my leg at warp speed.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

8. Acorns will drive you nuts. nt

 

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:41 PM

9. Now Acorn recipies are making the rounds in the neighborhood

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 04:07 PM

10. As the Maples scream oppression...

the Oaks just shake their heads.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

14. And the trees are all kept equal, by hatchet, axe and saw.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 05:19 PM

11. I can't park my car in the driveway at the front of the house

The oaks that shade the driveway are tall enough that the falling acorns will dent the hood. So I have to park in the back yard. I think acorn season will end in a week or two. It has been a big crop this year.

I like the oaks, but they produce tons of leafage, starting in about a month, and in the spring they drop something related to the sex lives of oaks. I'd describe the dropped things, but we are not allowed to have sex threads in the lounge.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:22 PM

12. You might not have quite as many squirrels as we do here.

It's the squirrels that are driving my dog crazy, not that she's above eating the acorns. She just seems to think it would be more entertaining to get the squirrels to drop them first.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 06:34 PM

13. And that usually means a bad winter.



We have tons of acorns right now in CT.

I hate snow.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:08 PM

15. We put the garbage can by the curb, and it started moving downhill, rolling on the acorns. (nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:15 PM

16. The trees that are around my house have those lttle acorns.

In the fall, when they drop, it feels like my house is being hit by rocks.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:22 PM

17. And the old elm tree

is wilted and dying.

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Response to ehrnst (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 07:58 PM

18. At least it's not coconuts.

Those can cause some serious damage.

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