When I weighed the acorns the day I picked them up, I weighed only 2 oz. of them. There were seven. Multiplying that by 8 times gave me 56 acorns. They were full of moisture from the ground and the biggest I'd ever seen. When I went back on Sunday afternoon to gather enough of them to make up a pound, many had split. Although there were still a lot of them, there weren't as many as a few days before. I'm thinking fat squirrels, happy deer, cheerful chipmunks. The point is, that today, when I actually weighed out a pound, without choosing which acorns should or shouldn't be included, the count came to 59. Smaller, dryer, whatever. No two alike.. Mother Nature, after all. There you have it. Nobody guessed 59 acorns. The numbers ranged from, I think 10 (holy smokes, acorns that size would be on the government's list of dangerous weapons, especially if they were falling 60-100 feet from the sky), to 250. I assume that acorns are different in other parts of the country. Steph guessed 57. Good job! Great guess. If you email me your address, I'll send along your prize! I'll also email you privately so you have my address.
Those acorns won't go to waste. After adorning my table as a centerpiece, they will be sent along outdoors to those who will enjoy them the most. They sure look tasty to me.