The Nut Harvest, part 2



A few days later, everyone woke up to cool weather and a glowering, gloomy sky.


It was a perfect day, Raccoon decided, to use up some of Squirrel’s growing stash of nuts and berries to make a comfort-food supper.


After breakfast, she discussed her plan with Old Possum, who offered the use of his kitchen and his dining room, and then — with Crow’s help — she sent hastily penned invitations to everyone.


When supper time rolled around, and everyone arrived at Old Possum’s house with (as requested) their own bowls, the sideboard groaned under the weight of several ancient tureens and punch bowls, filled with squash-and-acorn soup, mashed potatoes drizzled with herb butter, walnut-and-mushroom stew, and, for dessert, a triple-berry and crabapple trifle.


(Mid-October 2023)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. If you’re new to Tiny Garden Story-land and would like 10 days’ worth of stories from our first year, visit


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