Everything is food for something.
We celebrate when the crops are good in the wild.
The acorns had a spotty yield this year,
some trees had them, some did not.
Deer, squirrels, wild hogs and a variety of animals eat acorns.
In turn something eats them
and so the food/life cycle goes.
I found evidence some squirrels had been enjoying the acorns.
They also enjoyed the walnuts and chestnuts we took to the woods last winter when their food supply was low. We had an abundance. They did not. This week we ate some squirrels. We are grateful the land feeds us in more ways than one. The food chain/life cycle continues.