Our Tuesday began with collecting, shelling and crushing….ACORNS!! Blanching them in hot water to make them easier to peel, and taking turns to crush with a gigantic pestle and mortar. But what can you possibly make with crushed acorns…?
Still blessed with clear weather we headed over to the Ashdown Forest and a morning packed with nature rich activities! Starting off with a full on game of Bear’s Lunchbox which turned out to be so exhausting it led us to a incredibly comfy lay down in the heather (with an almost magically coloured spider) and a beautiful story packed with facts of the Oak tree from Vicky.
A walk down right through the heart of the woods and to the stream, where the crushed acorns are currently being washed out to release all the Tannin, so that next week we can make our very own….ACORN CHOCOLATE BROWNIES!! We went our separate ways to either help in dam unblocking, mushroom hunting or making a magical forest mixture in the cauldrons we dug out in an old, old oak tree stump; where we found a hornet, which we carefully rehoused.
Victoria Mew, Founder of Cultivating Curiosity