Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Walnuts

I foraged some black walnuts from my Mother In-law's back yard yesterday. She didn't have very many but I figure there's enough to learn on. So tomorrow I'll be looking up all the how-to's of everything walnut. Today I'll be busy in town taking Grandma to the doctor and getting another guitar lesson. Hopefully when I get back, I'll have lots of blog comments about walnuts!

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  1. We toss them on the driveway and drive over them to get that nasty outer shell off.

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    1. I remember my grandpa talking about doing just that!

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  2. There is corn sheller I'm looking at buying, that is said to hull black walnuts. Hubby and I did it with hand tools. Be sure to wear chemical gloves. They keep the acid from coming through and burning your hands (if you do it by hand).

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    1. The corn sheller sounds interesting. I'd like to see that!

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    2. http://pleasanthillgrain.com/maximizer-hand-corn-sheller-manual-walnut-maize-dehuller

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  3. I use the outer green husks to make a natural de-wormer for my animals. Bora.

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    1. That sounds like a great way to multi-purpose!

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  4. We have a huge walnut tree, but it is in the middle of our small woodland so the nuts fall to the ground and get muddled up with the leaf litter!

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  5. They also stain your hands black if you don't wear gloves!

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