Sunday, October 26, 2008

Acorns

There are 3 large oak trees in my back yard. I mean large. This is a picture of two of them, and only 2/3 of the trees. I couldn't get far enough back to get the tops of the trees and we have a pretty big back yard.


There is another large oak tree in the back yard on the other side of the house. For about the past month, these trees have been dropping their acorns. Everywhere. Including on the roof. Including in the middle of the night. For the first couple weeks the sound of the acorns hitting the roof would scare me, but now we have finally gotten use to the noise, no longer thinking someone was trying to break in or something was happening. We moved into the house about this time last year, but we don't remember this happening. Someone told me that oak trees only drop their acorns every few years. I guess that would explain the lack of acorns last year because I'm pretty sure we'd remember it happening if it did happen last year.

This is a picture of our back patio, covered in acorns.




And here is what our yard looks like up close. They're everywhere!



We think they're finally letting up. Thank goodness. Anyone know what you're supposed to do with them?

4 comments:

zsolt said...

Donate them to squirrels...

ggranny36 said...

Sounds like a good idea. They`ll take them anyway. I know of nothing good to do with them.

Melissa said...

That was my suggestion also! Since zsolt used my idea...I did a moment of research.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acorn
Jays like 'em! :) I like their Trivia: "In some cultures, acorns are considered good luck if you carry them around in your pocket."

This one contains lots of info and several recipes! If you have time, let me know how they turn out. Seems like a lot of work but it would be fun to do. http://www.grandpappy.info/racorns.htm

Have fun and don't run off the rodents!

Brenda said...

Gather them and send to ACCORN that nutty organization that I'm glad you didn't stick with! :)