David Livingston wrote:Who is eating acorns ? well round here squirrels
We have european common oak -quercus petraca and What the French call Marsh oak- Chene das Marais- quercus palustris any idea if these are edible
Ray Moses wrote:The easiest way to leach is to grind acorns into a meal with a blender and water and then pour into a colander lined with a cotton cloth, place in sink and run water through it while stirring occasionally , takes about ten minutes for white oak types, double for red oak. I drilled extra large holes in a colander just for this purpose so water moves through fast and shortens the leach time. I use a t shirt for the cloth.
Frank Giglio wrote:Here's the first round of acorns from he northern red oak. Drying in the sun, I'm hoping to at least double what you see here with hopes to get me well into summer/fall of 2018. I find the process of cracking and leaching no more difficult then maintaining a sourdough starter and incorporate this once important food into my diet as much as I can.
Ryan M Miller wrote: How do you keep squirrels from stealing your acorns when drying them like this? I would rather dry the acorns in a food dehydrator to keep them safe from animals.