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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 16, 2020 6:01 PM CST
For the Squirrels

Acorns from pin oak (Quercus palustris).

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Name: Cal McGaugh
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EscondidoCal
Dec 16, 2020 6:11 PM CST
Nice closeup & banner, Laurie. Thumbs up
I thought they were hazelnuts at first. I've never seen acorns
that rounded before.

The squirrels make them look tasty, but I tried one once....
Bleh! Very bitter. Sticking tongue out
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Fleur569
Dec 16, 2020 7:42 PM CST
That is one superb banner. The subject matter is distinctively unique and you did a great job in the fit. Love it! Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn Acorn
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crawgarden
Dec 16, 2020 7:46 PM CST
Great banner Laurie!
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KFredenburg
Dec 16, 2020 10:14 PM CST
Awesome banner Laurie!
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Frenchy21
Dec 16, 2020 11:36 PM CST
Terrific banner Laurie!
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arctangent
Dec 17, 2020 5:28 AM CST
I'm enjoying the variety of recent banner subjects. The acorns in yours are surprisingly effective. It's the decorative caps still in place on a couple of them that really do the trick. Great job. And Hilarious! Fleur569's acorn emojis.
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Dec 17, 2020 6:04 AM CST
i thought this was a cool banner and appropriate for the acorn gifts used on this site. However once I opened it up on a larger view I am so impressed by the detail so am chunking some acorns at you. Very nice banner! Hurray!
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Dec 17, 2020 8:43 AM CST
Great banner for this time of year, the deer the squirrels and turkeys approve!
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 17, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Thank you all for your likes, comments and acorns! Smiling This year seemed to be a bumper year for acorns. Pin oaks are very common landscape trees around here, although they are often chlorotic in our high pH soils.

Cal, I've never tasted acorns, but I've heard those from "white" oaks (ie white, bur, etc) are a little more palatable than those from "red" oaks ( ie red, pin, scarlet, etc). I think there are some preparation techniques such as leaching the kernels to help remove the tannins and other bitter chemicals.

Elizabeth, yes, I tried to get a cap or two in the photo. Most had already lost their caps. I also like the variability in shell color.

Kristi, Leslie and Fleur, Thanks for tossing acorns at me. Smiling I actually am not sure what to do with acorns except buy some more badges. Hilarious!

Larry, Oaks are a great wildlife tree, aren't they? I understand even foxes eat acorns and other fruit/nuts occasionally.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 17, 2020 5:13 PM CST
Cal, I've never tasted acorns, but I've heard those from "white" oaks (ie white, bur, etc) are a little more palatable than those from "red" oaks ( ie red, pin, scarlet, etc). I think there are some preparation techniques such as leaching the kernels to help remove the tannins and other bitter chemicals.

This looks good. Smiling
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 17, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Thanks, Cal. and thanks for the acorns, too. I watched one of the videos---sounds like quite a process, but maybe someday I'll try it. The guy in the video used live oak acorns---I don't know where they lie in the bitterness spectrum, or if that makes a difference in how long it takes to leach the tannins.

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