A Visit With Hitty…Where Are All The Acorns?

What a blustery day!  Hitty Jean has been out on a hunt, of sorts.  She has been gone a while, and she is getting chilled.

It is so windy and cold today! 

Hitty Jean found plenty of kindling, but she was unable to find the other supplies she was looking for.  At any rate, it is time to go inside and warm up.

What is going on? Where could they be? 

Once settled, Hitty Jean goes into the livingroom to speak with Miss VanDroo.  "Where are all the acorns?!" Hitty Jean exclaims. "I have been outside hunting for ages, and this is all I was able to find!"  Miss VanDroo is mystified as well.  (Hadn't there been loads and loads of acorns last Autumn?)  She suggests Hitty Jean try the Internet.

This is all I found! 

Hitty Jean settles herself in the kitchen with her laptop and a nice snack.

Let's see...Google...Acorns. That should do it!

She looks up "Acorns" and finds out many interesting facts.  Such as:

*There are over 450 varieties of Oak trees.
*Oak trees require twenty years (!) and possibly up to fifty years of sufficient nutrients before they will produce their first crop of Acorns.
*Once on the ground, an Acorn has about a 1/10,000 chance of becoming an Oak tree.
*It is possible to make an Acorn Whistle!
*Acorns were used as a substitute for coffee during the American Civil War.
*Every 3 to 7 years, an Oak tree goes through what is known as a Masting Cycle.  This is when an Oak will produce a massive crop of Acorns.  There are many factors that influence when a Masting Cycle will take place.  On "off" years, few acorns are produced.

Well, Hitty Jean's project with the Acorns will have to wait until another Masting Cycle.  Hitty Jean lets out a disappointed sigh.  Now what?  Suddenly, she is surrounded by Bakery Elves!  They need help!  Desperately!

Hitty Jean! It's an OUTRAGE! Help us! 

Hitty Jean listens carefully as they explain their *situation* in detail.

And then...and then... 

I wonder if she'll teach them to use the laptop?


8 Responses to “A Visit With Hitty…Where Are All The Acorns?”

  1. So cute Martha! I love the little cape and cap! So when are you going to sell some of these on Etsy! Hee-hee! Tell Hitty Jean to just find another tree that IS in its masting season! We’re dying to know what her acorn craft was!

  2. I love the little cloak Hitty Jean is wearing. Poor little Birdie – such a sweet thing to be homeless. Surely there is someone …

  3. Your little dolls are very photogenic Martha and so real. Little Hitty Jean is delightful. How clever you are to bring them to life like this.

  4. Tell Hitty I have bags of acorns for my fairies here as they use them as hats. There are no oaks in Alaska so my friends in other states, especially CA where I came from send them to me !!

  5. I am so impressed that Miss Hitty is internet savy. Wow, what a gal! Do you think she can teach me how to cut and paste, I still have a few problems with that! Hope your kids have a fun Halloween.

  6. Hitty Jean’s hooded cape is lovely…I better not let my Hitty see your blog, she’ll start demanding for warmer clothes. Keep an eye on those bakery elves…I’m thinking they’re going to rescue Birdie…too funny!

  7. Hitty Jean’s cape is just darling. Can’t wait to see if she teaches the elves how to use the laptop because we all know what they intend to do don’t we?

  8. Lovely story.. Hitty Jean is so cute with her cape.
    I am impressed, so little person and she know how to use a computer 🙂

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