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Acorn activity —
a happy harvest tale

Wild harvest at its noisiest

This year was the big “mast year” for my oak trees. For two months came a delicate rain of baby acorns followed by a month of cacophonous crashing. Ah the joys of the metal roof on the chalet.

The final result. A small bowl of acorns. A lesson in patience and technique.
The final result. A small bowl of acorns. A lesson in patience and technique.

Still, the plethora of acorns meant a huge harvest. Mostly gathered by chipmunks, squirrels (red, black, grey, flying) and odd other creatures that went bump in the night. Another harvester took note, me: here is my first bowl of harvested, shelled, roasted acorns. Read on to learn more about harvesting and preparing your acorn feast.

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a happy harvest tale