Thursday, October 05, 2006
Check out My Nuts
A portion of the Black Walnuts that have fallen this year. For the past month the walnut tree has been a dangerous spot to walk under. At any minute one of these nuts could drop from 20 foot in the air on to your head. I have noticed the dog takes the long way around the tree. Some of these nuts will be taken by the squirrels. Squirrels are the village idiots of the animal kingdom, they bury the nuts and then forget to come back and get them. Come spring I will have about twenty trees growing in my yard from the buried nuts. I do give squirrels credit however as any animals with jaws strong enough to crack a Black Walnut is not an animal to be messed with.
I will crack a small number of these for the meat, as Black walnut has a distinct taste and a little goes a long way.