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Offline sawguy21

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View from my door
« on: October 26, 2017, 02:09:24 pm »

This is my back yard this morning, the maples and walnut tree are in full glory in the sunlight.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 08:32:02 pm »
Nice, It's like that here too.  :)
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 08:41:03 pm »
Not many walnuts in my area. But the ash are yellow and the red oak will be brown soon.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 10:00:06 pm »
Doesn't get much better than that.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2017, 05:30:28 am »
Here is the fall view out our office area front window over the top of Tammy s noggin. :D
 

  

 
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 11:24:34 am »
Here's the view out my side door, It's also the view out of my most successful hunting blind! :D

 

It's a wonderful fall day here in Maryland. Finally! ::)
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2017, 11:16:33 pm »
Well I love it!

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Re: View from my door
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 07:06:50 am »
Here's the view out my side door, It's also the view out of my most successful hunting blind! :D

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It's a wonderful fall day here in Maryland. Finally! ::)
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2017, 11:55:01 am »
It got my attention too. ;D We don't get the brilliant colors the easterners enjoy at this time of year, mostly yellow and muted orange, but it is still something to behold against the backdrop of the conifers, brilliant blue sky and snow capped mountains.  I drove beside Shuswap Lake yesterday, there were some wonderful photo opportunities and no place to safely pull off
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2017, 12:41:32 pm »
 

 
This is my main walnut tree in my front yard. Don't dare park under it and even scary to walk under it this time of year. The nuts in the husk are nearly 4" in diameter and the nuts with the outer husk removed are nearly 2" in diameter. It has lost many of its leaves already.
 

 
This is a pile of nuts waiting to be picked up. It is in a low spot so the nuts naturally roll into it. The black ones mostly came out of the creek. I was taking up my minnow traps last week and went ahead and threw the nuts on the pile before our predicted heavy rain could wash them downstream.
 

 
These are butternuts hanging over one end of my bridge. The leaves are all gone but there are still lots of nuts on the tree. They are smaller and more oblong than the black walnuts. Many of these will land in the creek. The others will land on the road and the squirrels, chipmunks and crows will be visiting for a free meal from the ones that got broken.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 08:52:51 am »
What do you do with the Walnuts?

I got about a bushel from my 2 small walnut trees this year!
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 10:25:33 am »
What do you do with the Walnuts?

Apple nut cake!  8)

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Re: View from my door
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 11:24:51 am »
Best way I've found to crack them is in a bench vice!

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Re: View from my door
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 11:59:09 am »
   I talked to a guy at our local street festival (Hinton Railroad Days) and he said he puts his walnuts up for a year to dry and it is easier to pick out the meat and it takes on the taste of the shell more. Would make sense if the meat had shriveled a bit it would pull away from shell than green ones. I may try both this year.

Chuck,

   I like the bench vise idea. If I had not gotten my walnut cracker for a gift I might be trying that. Nearly all of us already have a vise or two around the place.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 07:18:32 am »
I'm so tired of moving walnuts.... First picture is around 3 feet deep.

 

 

 

 

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Re: View from my door
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 07:47:34 am »
   I am picking mine up with a ballast fork (similar to a sawdust or seed fork) with about 10 closely spaced tines. Take them to the drive where the gravel is very hardly packed or my cement bridge and roll the outer husk off with my foot then put the true nut in feed sacks and will let them dry downstairs near the wood heater for a few weeks then crack and pick them out during inclement weather.

    I have not been successful yet convincing my 9 y/o granddaughter how much fun picking up walnuts can be. I will try with the 5 and 11 y/o. I'll likely have more luck with the 5 y/o.
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Re: View from my door
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 11:48:33 am »
Still some leaves hanging on today.
 

 
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 12:46:21 pm »
The only leaves still hanging on in my yard is one Beech tree and the Lilac bushes!
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