Pine Nuts Coming

My Pinyon Pines (Pinus edulis) are developing cones and showing new growth as well. We are supposed to have an El Nino year bringing us more rainfall here in the dry Southwest. I dearly hope so.

This fall I will collect a share of the nuts from the pine cones, leaving the bulk for wildlife and replacing the trees lost to the pine bark beetle.

Pine nuts are one of those glorious free foods that taste delicious, are expensive to buy ($20/pound last year), and provide a rich note to dishes like Mole Sauce (usually served over boiled chicken).

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About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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