Before I left The Farm Wednesday morning, I had a list of Things To Do made out for Big Boss. Through the years, my treks to Texas have a pattern, especially the Thing To Do on my list…like, water the garden, pick the garden, empty the coffeepot, catch up on ironing, stock the fridge with Grab-On-the-Run food…fruit, veggies, yogurt, Gatorade, etc.
So, I ran around Tuesday like a possessed woman “getting it all done”! And pretty much, I got IT done…including making the rounds to say “bye” to all of the grands! 🙂
That meant that packing was done 30 minutes before I revved up the pickup. Yeah, I procrastinate. A lot. BB stopped by the house in his feed truck as expected, to say goodbye and help load up my stuff. After he grabbed a handful of almonds/cereal/blueberries, he said, “What next?”
I said, “Meet me out front under the oak tree.”
“Just do it.”
So he did. I grabbed his hand and walked around to the south side of the tree and pointed up. “See?”
“SEE? Right there.”
And he saw! It was soooo easy. So obvious. There, in all it’s glory was my beloved acorn.
“Oh wow! That’s HUGE!!”
“Right.”, I answered simply. “It’s your responsibility now.”
“You need to check it every morning and every night.” I instructed. “Watch the ground.”
“OK. Watch the ground. I can do that.”
And with that, I climbed up into the truck and headed south, fully assured that he would take good care of my acorn.
I have plans for that acorn…actually there are 2 on the tree, that I can see. It’s kind of hard to see those little dudes up in all those leaves. So there may be more. I hope.
But back to my plans. I’ve been researching acorns and how to grow a tree from one. So that’s the plan. One acorn=one tree. But first, I must have the acorns.
Our long distance messaging has gone like this:
BB: …so they planted wheat today. Acorn is still on the tree. have fun, love you..BB
BB: On tree.
Me: I love it when we have these deep discussions!
Me: So did you get the mail today?
BB: How do you expect me to take care of acorns AND the mail?!!!
Me: Sorry. I know it’s a lot of responsibility but I have total confidence you can do both.
BB: Well, the mail is still in the mailbox and the acorn is still on the tree.
Me: OK. That’s all I need to know. You’re the best, honey!