Sunday, October 2, 2011

We were sitting on tree stumps having lunch in the forest when little hands made offerings of a dessert.

She claimed they were shelled hazelnuts, something her hard-core tarzanian father had taught her to do early in life. The rules in his book are simple:

1. You can live twenty-five days without eating.
2. You can go without drinking for three days before you die (the key word here being die, of course).
3. The land will always feed you.



With dessert now looming before him, he was obliged to pop it in his mouth.

"They're acorns," said this Hollywood-bred Jane.

"No, no, she's got it right - they're hazelnuts. You can live off the land."

Surely you can guess the end of this story. For once Tarzan was thwarted, and spat his protégé's masterpiece into the grass... "They're ACORNS!"

And so it begins...

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Haha!!! Oh know...you may now have a full~fledged natures war on your hands!
What do they say? ...."the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree";D

Judy said...

This post and Dawns comment gave me a good chuckle this morning :)

demie said...

found your blog through Nancy... i like it and i would love to keep visiting : )

Out on the prairie said...

Not the sweet meat one would prefer, but nice to taste them.

MarmePurl said...

Allison, you have just a wonderful way with words...Have I told you that? Thanks so much for you lovely comments. I love my land and life as well, but it was a long journey to get to this point. Well worth every moment.
And your photograghy...My jaw droppes open, each time I see a new photo!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Ah that is such a cute story!

Poor Tarzan!!

x

TexWisGirl said...

sibling trickery at its finest. my brother once convinced my sister to eat a spoonful of dirt as it would guarantee she'd never get sick...

Randy said...

That is just too funny. Wonderful photo to go with your story.

Debbie said...

Sounds like your little one is following in your ice plant salad footsteps.:-) Your pictures are amazing. You must not sleep very much with being so well versed in so many activities: knitting, photography, writing, nurturing, loving, baking, and so much more. How do you find the time to perfect them all? I am in awe...

I love you, friend!
Debbie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I remember the bit about 3 days and no water = pushing up daisies. I think it was on Bear Grylls' show.

Anyhoodles, perhaps what you have there is both an acorn and a hazelnut? So both are right? :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Hi Allison, I'm new to your blog, just saw your comments on my mom's blog (Knit 1, Raised 4). Your blog is beautiful in both prose and pictures!

Ola said...

I learnt that during the war people made coffee from them