Saturday, January 3, 2009

A bounty of black walnuts

You know the nut crop is good if the squirrels stop raiding your birdfeeders.

The black walnut crop at Deerfield is the best in recent memory say some of the locals.

I gathered more than 100 gallons of unhusked walnuts. I managed to husk about 20 gallons so far. I found it takes about 3 gallons of husked walnuts to give you a pound of shelled walnuts. I guess it's sort of like mining for gold. A lot of work and not much to show for it.

I doubt if I manage to get to all the walnuts this year. There are only 24 hours in a day even for retirees.

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