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Recycling Acorns


People are fussing about all these acorns falling in the driveways, on the car, and everything else. It's not my fault. We just had a good rain this spring and good conditions for a good acorn crop set, just like we did pecans.

Well the good news is you won't have them next year because they're alternate bearers. The trees are alternate bearers so they won't have anything next year hardly. But this year we need to make use of this resource that Mother Nature has blessed us with. What you can do is recycle those things that eat the acorn.

Get you one of these little traps because you don't want to shoot them, we don't want another drive by shooting here in town and we don't want the meat bruised either. So get you one of these traps, catch you one of these little fat furry devils, and skin him out. Put him in that pan, get that water boiling, and base him real good. Put an apple in there, and whew he's fine.

I've got recipes for squirrels and possums, so that you can recycle your acorns for Thanksgiving. Send me a self-addressed stamped envelope, call my office, or either check in on the kens website at and you'll have some of the finest acorn eating you ever thought you'd lay your lips on.

This is Jerry Parsons Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service the Weekend Gardener.

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