The other day, I picked all the odds and ends of fruit and managed to pick just enough to make a crumble:
I made up around 1/2 quantity of crumble mix, using margarine as the butter was too soft.Some oats were added for good measure:
Yesterday, we both trundled off to our local woods with 2 bags, ready to pick more pine cones. We use these as emergency fire lighters only. Would make too much of a mess in the wood burner chimney to use them routinely. However, if a log is added that refuses to go for some reason, around 6 - 8 pine cones tucked underneath it, usually does the job.
We have already got one quantity and this will probably be the last, though don't hold me to it! They had obviously fallen open then closed in the rain, as loads of pine needles are stuck inside. We will put them out in the garden on a garden tray for a few days, and as they open, will pick off the needles and pack the cones into storage.
Here was the amount collected tipped out of DB's bag: