Monday, September 23, 2013
Black Walnuts - Posted One Year Ago and the Same Today
they are hidden in the grass
and I step on them
almost making me trip.
I ride the lawn tractor
and they make a loud noise
like you have hit a rock
and afraid they will hurt the blade.
There is nothing tastier
when added to sweets I bake,
cookies, candy, cakes and this early
morning have put Black Walnut
flavoring in the pumpkin bread
that is baking in the oven.
Very expensive when I purchase a small bag
of the nuts
and usually go for the black walnut flavoring.
I have hundreds of these black walnuts
and cannot enjoy them.
Over 30 years ago and new to the country
I was so thrilled to find the ground covered with these and the hickory nuts in the Fall.
I gathered and would sit with a hammer trying to crack them
Spending hours for the smallest jar of this delicacy
and black stained hands.
Old timers told me to put them in the driveway and as the
vehicles ran over them they would crack the husk.
Anyway I just gave up.
Do not like buying them when I have an abundance on the ground
here at the edge of the woods.
The squirrels sure love them.
Their teeth must really be strong to crack them.
Shells everywhere on the paths in the woods.
I do know they bury them everywhere and all
through the year I see them scratching them up
sometimes in my garden.