Clearly, there is no shortage of acorns this fall. If you have followed the comments under my acorn blog, this is a near record season for acorns. But, what do you do with all of them? As reported by a few people, there are barrels full. Do you put them in a compost pile or out with the trash? Some people say they use them to feed the deer should the winter be rough on the herd. Here is one thought:
“We have an outdoor fire place and I throw all the acorns on the floor of the fireplace, under the grate. They hold the heat, glowing for a long time after the fire is out. I throw the ashes on the lawn, which the grass seems to enjoy. Some say the acid in acorns is bad for lawns, but that doesn’t appear to be the case with acorns that have been turned into ash.”
I know that ashes from the fireplace are good for the lawns in the spring. Acorns have some acid, but if it is mixed in with other ashes, it is probably the ultimate way to discard them. I have a metal barrel where I discard ashes. I remove any chunks but keep the ashes for my lawn.
What do you do with acorns?? If we could turn them into energy, good bye oil companies!