We already know gnomes live to about 350 years old or more. They get married around age 100 and start a family, although with fewer offspring than before. They keep track of their age by the father planting an acorn on the day of their birth. As the oak tree grows, gnomes mark it with different symbols and moss. A story is being told as the tree grows. Next time you see a broad leaf maple in the woods, look carefully at the bark, up about 20 to 30 feet. The tree is marked yearly as the gnomes grow. One must be very careful to never cut down an “age tree.” Things may not go well after that! Acorns are a big favorite of the gnomes and are best roasted!
All is well in the forest here. As the warm, dry weather comes to a end, it’s time to gather the nuts and berries. All are happy. No recent cat visitors.