Another City Slicker?

9 Oct

When The Squire went out this morning to collect the mail, the woman who had just moved into the house next door approached him with something brown in her hand.

“Can I ask you a question? Do you know what these are?” She opened her fist to show him four or five acorns.

He told her what they were, and assured her they were not good to eat. “Squirrels like them, and most livestock will gobble them down, but they really aren’t good for humans.”

“Oh? Well, where did they come from? They’re everywhere all of a sudden.”

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He had to explain that they were called acorns, and were basically “oak seeds”. “Just leave them. The squirrels and the deer will eat them.”

“We have deer? Are they dangerous?”

Back in 2015 I posted about a woman who was terrified of the frogs in her yard, and was afraid they would bite her. Apparently, this gal is her sister, in spirit, if not in body. She’s going to need help!

3 Responses to “Another City Slicker?”

  1. Judy Kawaja October 9, 2021 at 9:13 pm #

    too funny

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Bill Spencer October 9, 2021 at 9:54 pm #

    I assume you won’t mention bears until she’s gotten comfortable with frog bites. ☺

    • thisendoftheswamp October 10, 2021 at 11:39 am #

      Fortunately, we don’t have bears, but we do have foxes, racoons, possums, and the occasional coyote. She’d have gone into cardiac arrest if he’d told her that!

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