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  Acorns Children's Hospice
Acorns relies on the public for over 80% of its income.
Acorns Children's Hospice Trust cares for life-limited children and their families from across the West Midlands region.
Acorns Children's Hospice Trust is a company limited by guarantee.
www.acorns.org.uk   (307 words)

  
  Acorn Recipes and Acorn Preparation - Grandpappy's Basic Recipes - by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E.
Acorn meal may be used in bread and stew recipes, substituting acorn meal for approximately one-fourth of the flour.
Acorn grits may be fried briefly in a skillet and then used as one of the ingredients in a granola snack recipe.
Acorn meal may be used in most recipes for 1/4 of the flour or for 1/4 the corn meal.
www.grandpappy.info /racorns.htm   (4438 words)

  
 Acorn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree (genera Quercus, Lithocarpus and Cyclobalanopsis, in the family Fagaceae).
Acorns take between about 6 or 24 months (depending on the species) to mature; see List of Quercus species for details of oak classification, in which acorn morphology and phenology are important factors.
Acorns were a traditional food of many indigenous peoples of North America, but served an especially important role in California, where the ranges of several species of oaks overlap, increasing the reliability of the resource.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Acorn   (1723 words)

  
 Acorns and Acorn Bread
Acorns from the Red Oak group have a lot of tannic acid in them that must be leached out to make them edible.
Squirrels are known to eat the White Oak acorns first and bury the Red Oak acorns for later in the winter or spring.
Acorn flour is heavy and the bread may fall apart if not made of a mixture of flours.
www.jackmountainbushcraft.com /acornbread.html   (1591 words)

  
 Acorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
When faced with acorns ankle deep under most trees in a mast year, there are just not enough of these animals to eat all the acorns, thus ensuring that many acorns get planted and have a chance to get started as seedlings.
Acorn woodpeckers are such specialists and require acorns to support a stable, resident population.
It is a myth that the acorn woodpecker is choosing acorns occupied by larval insects.
www.hastingsreserve.org /OakStory/Acorns2.html   (1035 words)

  
 Cooking With Acorns
Acorns are gathered in the fall after they are ripe, Early in the season you will occasionally find acorns without their "little hats" lying on the ground.
In what seems like no time at all, the acorn soup is boiling, and the stirring continues until the soup is of the desired consistency -- either thin to eat with a spoon, or thicker to eat with a fork, depending on what the "cook" has in mind.
The baskets, tools, implements, rocks, etc. used to cook acorn are considered a family legacy and kept within a family to be passed down from generation to generation.
www.siouxme.com /acorn.html   (1464 words)

  
 AAOOB Storable Foods Acorns as Food
The acorn, the fruit of the white oak tree, was a staple of the American Indian for centuries.
The acorns require two growing seasons to mature, have a hairy lining on the inside of the shell, and the nutmeats are yellow in color.
Acorn flour is more palatable when mixed with wheat flour or corn meal-one part acorn meal mixed with four parts corn meal for corn bread, or one to four parts wheat for bread.
www.pnga.net /acorns.html   (1482 words)

  
 collecting storing and planting acorns
Acorns are ready to pick from trees when the acorn cap can be easily separated from the acorn without tearing the seed coat.
Acorns will generally be at least somewhat green when picked from trees, but they normally turn brown in storage.
Acorns lose viability when they dry out, so if they are not planted immediately, they must be stored under moist conditions.
phytosphere.com /oakplanting/acorns.htm   (1721 words)

  
 Cooking With Acorns
Acorns are gathered in the fall after they are ripe, Early in the season you will occasionally find acorns without their "little hats" lying on the ground.
In what seems like no time at all, the acorn soup is boiling, and the stirring continues until the soup is of the desired consistency -- either thin to eat with a spoon, or thicker to eat with a fork, depending on what the "cook" has in mind.
The baskets, tools, implements, rocks, etc. used to cook acorn are considered a family legacy and kept within a family to be passed down from generation to generation.
siouxme.com /acorn.html   (1464 words)

  
 Harvesting the wild: acorns by Jackie Clay Issue #79
Acorns, although they “fall from trees,” must be picked and processed before eating, which requires a walk, then bending and picking up.
Because the acorn meal is a natural sweetener, I only use a bit of honey to feed the yeast while softening it, relying on the acorn meal to give sweetness to the bread.
Acorn meal can also be used in place of a good portion (or all) of the nuts in most desserts, from brownies to cookies.
www.backwoodshome.com /articles2/clay79.html   (3200 words)

  
 Visalia Beautification Committee...713-4295
The healthiest acorns, however, are generally those picked from the trees because those that fall to the ground often dry out and are damaged -especially if they lay exposed for more than a few days during hot and dry weather.
Acorns collected directly from the trees can be handpicked or knocked to the ground using long poles or pieces of plastic pipe.
Not all the acorns are going to survive, and a sixty to seventy percent survival with protection and irrigation is considered good.
www.ci.visalia.ca.us /vbc/otacorncollecting.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Acorn Epicures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Acorns were the staple food of the Maidu tribe of the Native Americans who lived here along the American River for centuries before the coming of overseas settlers.
Acorns were gathered in the fall and those that were not used right away were stored in woven granaries to be used throughout the year.
The ground acorns were placed in the hole, covered with leaves and then rinsed over and over with water until the bitter taste was gone.
virtual-markets.net /vme/ARNHA/acornepi.html   (396 words)

  
 Harvesting the Acorns
Shell the acorns with a nutcracker, a hammer, or a rock.
Put the shelled acorns in the blender, fill it up with water, and grind at high speed for a minute or two.
Acorns and pecans are favorite foods but they have added apples, pears, peaches and tomatoes to their diet as well.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/recipes/squirrel.html   (3026 words)

  
 Acorns Can be Deadly
Acorns can be an important part of the diet in the fall; however, acorns have the potential to cause fatal poisoning.
In the fall, this substance concentrates in acorns and increases the risk of animal poisoning when acorns are ingested.
The poison in acorns (tannins) concentrates in milk; therefore, fast-growing calves (400-700 lb calves) on heavy-milking dams will be the first animals to show signs.
www.caf.wvu.edu /~forage/acorns/acorns.htm   (493 words)

  
 acorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Acorn woodpeckers, deer and the western gray squirrel are near the top of that list.In some years, acorns are not even available.
One contemporary solution is putting acorn meal into a cloth bag and hanging the bag in a toilet tank to produce the same effect without wasting water.
But the acorn crops from blue oaks and valley oaks seem to be strongly correlated with temperatures in the spring, when they're flowering.
www.psgrill.net /Food/FoodInfo/Nuts/acorns.html   (425 words)

  
 AAOOB Storable Foods Acorns as Food
The acorn, the fruit of the white oak tree, was a staple of the American Indian for centuries.
The acorns require two growing seasons to mature, have a hairy lining on the inside of the shell, and the nutmeats are yellow in color.
Acorn flour is more palatable when mixed with wheat flour or corn meal-one part acorn meal mixed with four parts corn meal for corn bread, or one to four parts wheat for bread.
www.aaoobfoods.com /acorns.htm   (1502 words)

  
 Native America: Use of Acorns for Food in California   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Acorns have been used as food by Homo sapiens for thousands of years virtually everywhere oaks are found.
The worldwide destruction of the acorn resource by mismanagement may well have led to the development of annual plant based agriculture and to civilization as we know it today (Bohrer, 1972; Bainbridge, 1985b).
Although the acorns of some oaks are probably too small or too hard to open for widespread use many species that can and should be planted for use as food.
www.ecocomposite.org /native/acorns.htm   (552 words)

  
 Acorn Epicures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Acorns were the staple food of the Maidu tribe of the Native Americans who lived here along the American River for centuries before the coming of overseas settlers.
Acorns were gathered in the fall and those that were not used right away were stored in woven granaries to be used throughout the year.
The ground acorns were placed in the hole, covered with leaves and then rinsed over and over with water until the bitter taste was gone.
www.dcn.davis.ca.us /vme/ARNHA/acornepi.html   (396 words)

  
 October 2005 - Acorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A significant acorn crop leads to healthy wildlife populations as acorns are high in energy and fat and are critical food resources for many animals during the winter.
Acorn production is cyclical, with some trees producing acorns nearly every year, while others rarely ever produce.
This year, Division of Wildlife employees scanned the canopies of selected oak trees on 38 wildlife areas in the state to determine the percentage of trees that produced acorns and the relative size of the acorn crop.
www.dnr.state.oh.us /news/oct05/1018acorns.htm   (372 words)

  
 Acorn & Deck House Homes - Frequently Asked Questions
Acorns are modified post and beam houses, but most of the structure is not exposed.
The price of your Acorn or Deck House will be based on the amount of materials and local labor that go into building the house and the design services that we provided to design the house.
It is not unusual for a Deck House or Acorn, even with all the windows, to enjoy utility bills that are 50% lower than their neighbors.
www.acorns.com /info/FAQs.asp   (2439 words)

  
 Oak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The fruit is a nut called an acorn, borne in a cup-like structure known as a cupule; each acorn contains one seed (rarely two or three) and takes 6-18 months to mature, depending on species.
Acorns appear after the female flowers are fertilized in spring.
Iowa designated the oak as its official state tree in 1961, and the White Oak is the state tree of Connecticut, Illinois and Maryland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oak   (1163 words)

  
 Acorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A few white oaks have acorns sweet enough to be eaten raw or roasted.
The acorns must be processed in boiling water to remove the tannins.
This improves the appearance as well as the taste of the acorns and they can be served as a confection or with a meal, as a good hearty food.
indianspringherbs.com /Acorns.htm   (493 words)

  
 Acorns, Acorns, Acorns ...
Yes, we have a bumper crop of acorns already this year, You might say they are dropping like flies, altho I've never seen flies drop.
With all the acorns lying around, they should be here gathering them up for winter.
We have lots of acorns this year also, but they are very small.
banananana.blogster.com /acorns_acorns_acorns.html   (450 words)

  
 PERSIMMONS, ACORNS, AND NEW GRASS.
The resulting diarrhea can be severe, with dehydration and even shock as the body attempts to deal with the drop in water content and the inflammation of the bowel from the protein.
The acorns will decompose over a period of weeks and usually are not a problem after they have been frozen.
We should be aware of the presence of the persimmon or acorn trees.
www.horsesense.ws /horsedoc/persimmons_acorns1cc.htm   (785 words)

  
 Sprouting Acorns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It seems that a few immature acorns in their caps fall early or are knocked down by birds and squirrels, while the main acorn fall from a single tree is concentrated over just a few days.
Acorns on the ground (or more conveniently on the sidewalk) are quickly removed by gray squirrels in our neighborhood.
The white oak acorns produced roots immediately, the bur oak acorns are starting to sprout now (Jan. 4), and the red oak acorns have shown no roots so far (they are reported to need 60?120 days of cold treatment before sprouting).
www.stolaf.edu /depts/biology/mnps/papers/reed1999183.html   (637 words)

  
 Acorns are Pretty Squirrely...
The acorns of all oak trees are both noxious and nutritious.
Acorns had to be beaten into a paste between a couple of suitably shaped rocks.
Cleaned acorn flour was used in cooking, for baking, and in stews and soups.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/heritage_gardening/29128   (420 words)

  
 University of Kentucky Entomology for Kids
The female acorn weevil uses the small jaws at the end of her long snout to drill a hole in the shell of the developing nut.
When the acorn hits the ground, it is a signal to the acorn weevil larvae that it is time to chew their way out.
Acorn moth larvae are not the only insects that use the vacated acorns.
www.uky.edu /Ag/Entomology/ythfacts/allyr/yf804.htm   (714 words)

  
 Princeton - PWB 102698 - Which acorns are eaten and why?
Squirrels, of course, cache acorns for their own dining pleasure, not to aid in oak regeneration.
Among the questions Hadj-Chikh will explore are which acorns get forgotten (and left to germinate), which are eaten by the squirrel who buried them, and which are eaten by other squirrels.
There, she will compare the rate of recovery for acorns that were cached by the squirrels still on campus with the recovery rate for caches of the squirrels moved to Stony Ford.
www.princeton.edu /pr/pwb/98/1026/acorns.htm   (708 words)

  
 Immature acorns can lead to serious livestock problems    (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Horses can be negatively affected by acorns, but cattle often suffer the worst problems after eating them.
¬†Acorn poisoning is caused when the animal over-eats the oak’s nuts, which contain a chemical called tannins within its shell.
The main focus for animals in pastures with oak trees is to make sure there is something beside the acorns for them to eat.
www.countryworldnews.com /Editorial/ETX/2005/et1208acorns.html   (499 words)

  
 Research - Acorns
The ACORN program is designed to allow researchers to complete small, relatively short timeframe projects, test research hypotheses, and/or generate preliminary data for possible future grant proposals as larger scale or longer term studies.
Payments for ACORN grants are made in three equal payments upon grant start, at mid-term (usually six months) and upon completion.
ACORN grant proposals are to be submitted by e-mail to eaw@akcchf.org.
www.akcchf.org /research/acorn.cfm   (763 words)

  
 Martin County Center: Twigs and Branches - Acorns
Acorns provide food for deer, bear, squirrels, mice, rabbits, foxes, raccoons, grackles, turkey, grouse, quail, blue jays, woodpeckers, and waterfowl during the critical fall and winter periods when most other good sources are scarce or not available.
Generally, acorn crops are often abundant for a particular species of oak once every three or four years.
A consistent supply of acorns is more important to wildlife than a bumper crop every other year.
www.ces.ncsu.edu /martin/twigs/acorns.php   (511 words)

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