Nuts to You!

Leaving aside the broiling controversy of organic foods, which resulted in a terse FB face-off in which one side presented evidence in support of the view that a good idea has marketing value and another side said that organic farmers have some kind of mystical bond, let’s turn now to vagaries of Fall.

Last year in the state of Massachusetts there was a dearth of acorns.  With the result that there was a dearth of squirrels.  This year?  More nuts, more squirrels, more homes (like mine) invaded by squirrels, more men on ladders trying to get rid of the squirrels.

Squirrels, otherwise known as gray rodents or nimble rats, have no appeal.  Unless you are a hawk or coyote and then they are very appealing.  Oh, and dogs.  Dogs like to chase them.

Now I do not know if the acorns that the squirrels eat and harvest are organic, but it may very well be the case.  Why the nuts are here this year and were not here last?  Anyone’s guess.

This is really a significant part of the food puzzle.  Why, weren’t our ancestors, not so long ago, climbing trees and eating nuts?  And isn’t all food that is grown properly with respect for nature good?

Gosh, it seems that should be crystal clear by now.

 

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