Friday, October 31, 2008

Acorns, the next side project





It's a big acorn year up here, apparently only happens about every 4 or 5 years, so I couldn't resist seeing if I could get some food out of them. We gathered up about 4 gallons or so, just from our property, and had them laying in the sun to dry, but now that it's raining, we've got them in baskets by the fire.



I read the book on the traditional method of leaching and grinding the flour, so more as that progresses.

1 comment:

Angela said...

native americans used to have to leach for along time to those acorns the get the bitterness out. I learned that in a native american herbal tour with David Crow. He is amazing.

Starting anti-fire prep

Well, we never really stop.  But, took a picture of today's raking below the yurt.  Every year I work to get a bit wider swath cleared....