...collecting oak galls, (sorry bad joke). A lovely walk this afternoon brought up treasure so hard to find at first and then just before home we struck gold... A wonderful oak tree with many galls. Now imagine small children trying to get conkers out of the horse chestnut tree and that was us jumping up and down with sticks beneath our oak. We managed a healthy 68 galls to make a tannin liquor with plenty left over still on the tree!
p.s. this is to make a dye bath additive, not a drinking liquor !!!!