We want to can burr oak acorns. These have some tannin in them, enough that we want to leach them, either in changes of boiling water, or room temperature water (to be determined). For this reason, we are uncertain if your method of packing dry into pint jars, and processing 10 minutes at 5 pounds of pressure will be safe. We would of course dry them first, probably at 100 degrees on cookie sheets. We hope to use the leached nuts for 1) Eating as is, 2) in cooked recipes, and 3) to grind into flour We do not want to refrigerate or freeze them.
Michael and Norma Bounk
Although I have not yet canned acorns, there’s no reason you can’t after they have been leached enough to draw out the tannin, then thoroughly dried. Be sure to stir the acorns several times during toasting so that they both dry and heat thoroughly. Then can as other nuts. Be sure to take care during the leaching process so they don’t stand too long in “old” water and get moldy or begin to spoil. — Jackie
Double yolk eggs
I have a barred rock chicken that every time lays double yolk eggs. Is that normal or do I have a special chicken ?
While this isn’t “normal”, some chickens just do this. Give her treats for her productivity! — Jackie