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Uses for acorns
« on: September 25, 2002, 01:41:51 PM »
Has anyone tried eating acorns?  I think I've read they were a major food source for Native Americans in the woodland area.  

Arenít the acorns from white oaks bitter?  Maybe bitter until after a good freeze?  Look like the deer in our area go out of their way to get black oak acorns.


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Re: Uses for acorns
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2002, 02:17:26 PM »
I've tried to eat them but never got all the tannin out.

The Red Oaks have more Tannin than the White Oaks.  The White oak acorns are the prefered for food  

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Re: Uses for acorns
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2002, 02:30:16 PM »
Califronia's Indians economy was acorns.  They were the only tribes that fully utilized them.  In other words they perfected getting the tannin out of them.  They still collect and use them, although it is an acquired taste so I've been told. :P

There are bedrock mortars along some of the creeks around here.  Basically they ground them on the same spots until a deep depression was made.  It took thousands of years to rub some as deep as they are.  
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2002, 02:51:03 PM »
Thousands of years?  Y'all's akerns must be tough. ;D
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2002, 03:54:56 PM »
Ive seen that. They passed these depressions on to each other from generation to generation.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2002, 04:15:28 PM »
You`d be depressed too if you had to grind your dinner up on a rock before you could eat it.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2002, 04:29:39 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2002, 06:06:57 PM »
   Mike's been working for years to bring a number of bur oaks to the stage of producing acorns. Claims that type is edible without leaching. No nuts yet.

  Speaking of nuts, the pic of the squirrel on 'how to eat an acorn #1' was indeed something to behold. There was a band not too long ago with the name 'Squirrel nut zippers'. Things that make you go hmm..  lw
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2002, 12:10:18 PM »
 Didn't anyone notice that "How to eat an acorn #1" was realy how to eat a squirrel?!! It was hard to miss. AND it did not even mention Squirrel Pot PIE.

I miss Uncle Harrold and I miss his Squirrel Pot Pie too. He would tell me and my brother, "You boys go get me some squirrels and I'll bring back a pot pie" But he said it "Popeye"
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Re: Uses for acorns
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2002, 08:35:43 PM »
I accused a guy I work with of being a squirrel the other day.  I got in his DNR truck to move it out of the shop and there was a shoe box full of acorns on the seat.  After I called him names and we laughed at him, he laughed too, he told us he was taking them home to plant around his deer blinds as they don't have any oaks on their farm.  Good idea 8) 8)
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