I had a lightweight argument with a friend last weekend about the acorn drop this spring. Hundreds of years ago one of the signs of a hard winter was farmers observing the number of acorn that dropped from oak trees. This can be combined with the early and frantic movement of squirrels. She felt that there were more acorn than ever. I remember two years ago when my yard was filled with acorns in July and it never stopped until the first snow. Now that was a year for acorns!
She feels that we are being bombarded. I feel that is a normal (average) drop. Since we live in Maine, the results could and should differ by location. It needs to be said that the year we had the big drop we also had a huge amount of snow – 140 inches. So I am interested in what you think. Let me know what the acorn drop is like in your area. Is it:
___ Wicked heavy – get out the snow blower!