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Old 12-05-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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What does one do with all the acorns


Carefully rake them up into piles, then, gather the piles into pails, large pails and then, in the middle of the night, throw them all into your neighbors yards. Uh......don't get caught!
actually I don't follow my own advice, I see no need to come out of my woods and go about a quarter mile to dump acorns on my closest neighbor
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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that are falling in the yard?

Any suggestions
If you know anybody who raises pigs, give the acorns to them. Pigs love them.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Make acorn flour. Careful, though, the tannin might poison you!
http://www.selfsufficientish.com/acorns.htm

Hi Southlander,

You won't want to eat it if it has toxic levels of tannin. Don't tell yourself it tastes good is all. I made a loaf of spelt-acron bread and I am having a slice now. I tend to prefer the burr oak. That makes a very nice flour in about a week.
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Old 12-06-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Make acorn flour. Careful, though, the tannin might poison you!
http://www.selfsufficientish.com/acorns.htm
When I was in 4th grade, we learned about Native Americans and collected acorns to make acorn flower. We dug a hole in the dirt and lined it with sand and put the ground up acorns in it and leached the tannin out with buckets of water. We made a wikiup too.

It was fun and educational. I will have to try that acorn flour again one of these days. Lord knows I have plenty of acorns, although I am going to have to fight the squirrels for them, I think.

20yrsinbranson
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Old 12-06-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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I also leave acorns for the squirrels, as well as the pine cones, which they will eat also.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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When I was in 4th grade, we learned about Native Americans and collected acorns to make acorn flower. We dug a hole in the dirt and lined it with sand and put the ground up acorns in it and leached the tannin out with buckets of water. We made a wikiup too.

It was fun and educational. I will have to try that acorn flour again one of these days. Lord knows I have plenty of acorns, although I am going to have to fight the squirrels for them, I think.

20yrsinbranson
Hi 20yrsinBranson,

Your primary competition is the acorn weevil.
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