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Sunday, November 15, 2015

It's a bumper crop!

In our area most of the leaves have fallen or been blown off the trees.  The trees in our yard are always a little slow though.  We have oak trees and the leaves usually don't come down until there is snow on the ground.

See all those leaves waiting to fall?

Something else has been falling though!

 Our yard has been covered in acorns!  The squirrels and chipmunks are very happy, but it's making a lot of work for Bob.


Here's a close up of a load of them in his wheel barrow.


One full wheelbarrow!  So far he's taken care of 8 full wheelbarrows from our front yard, and there are still acorns out there!  I'm thankful for all the work he does to maintain our yard.

22 comments:

Judy said...

Wow, that is a lot of acorns. I remember being at my cousins in the fall and seeing a lot of acorns.

Sally said...

Holy Cannoli, that's a lot of acorns! You have a big yard, Mari, and it looks so nice. :)

xoxo

Joyful said...

That is a lot of acorns. What happens to them if they are not picked up?

Simply Linda said...

Awww....now leave those chipmunks and squirrels alone, LOL. That sure is a lot of yard to pick up...Blessings

Arlene said...

And I was wanting some acorns to paint like the ones I saw on pinterest...now I know where to go and get some Mari!!

Linda Eller said...

Now that is ALOT of acorns my friend....I remember last year, how he worked and worked to get rid of them. There is definitely enough for the squirrels to hoard for the winter. Have a happy Monday!

Carrie B. said...

I just can't get over how many acorns you get - that's crazy!! God bless Bob. Lol!!
I'm sure you have lots of happy squirrels around there.
Happy week ahead xoxo

Jennifer said...

You must have very healthy trees and lots of happy squirrels! I can't believe there were enough acorns to fill 18 wheelbarrow loads, that's just amazing.

Patsy said...

You will sure have some fat happy squirrels this year.

Vintage Girl 901 said...

Oh my goodness! I think we raked up as many acorns as we did leaves back home.

Amy at love made my home said...

We have had masses of acorns and leaves already this year and the leaves are mostly still on the oak trees, they will not all come down until after Christmas probably. They certainly hang on a long time don't they! xx

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a bunch of leaves! All the leaves here have fallen and right at this moment we are enjoying a winter snow storm {{smiles}} Have a lovely week, Mari. Hugs!

Terri D said...

We get them too, but not that many! Oh my goodness.

Phoebes World said...

Poor Bob...what a lot of acorns.
What does he do with them all?
Have a great week
Phoebe x

Betsy Brock said...

I can see him paying his granddaughters in a few years to do that! haha. A penny an acorn!

Cherdecor said...

I had to laugh at Betsy's comment. Oh so true! One of these days Alaina and Ruby will need some spending money.

Jenny said...

Oh wow, I know that's a lot of work. A few years ago we had more acorns than usual. This year it's the usual ten tons, LOL ... TG will have fun when he does the final cleanup before Thanksgiving company arrives. xoxo

Brooke said...

more difficult than leaves no doubt!

Debra Howard said...

We have the same thing going on. There are acorns everywhere in our front yard...more acorns than grass for sure.

Jean Stauffer said...

That IS a lot of acorns! I miss having shade trees at our place - except at this time of year!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness! That has to be squirrel heaven!

LL Cool Joe said...

Do you help in the garden too? Well I can beat Bob in the number of wheelbarrows I've filled so far! Ha. Not that it's a competition of course. :D