The American chestnut, valued for its nuts and its straight rot-resistant timber, is a rare sight in America today.
By Jeneen Wiche
Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm
As the vegetable garden winds to an end, I turn my harvest chores to the figs, persimmons and Chinese chestnuts.
Our nut grove is now a sheep pasture, which is prefect for them because they have pasture and shade from all sorts of nut trees. As it turns out, it looks like my ewes and I share a favorite in the Chinese chestnut.
After they eat their daily grain ration, they snack on chestnuts that have fallen to the ground.
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