|Basket of Hickory nuts along with what I hope are White Oak acorns.|
While I applaud anyone for utilizing this free source of wild food (although most of them just sell the walnuts to a traveling walnut-broker-of-sorts), I also feel sorry for them as they walk right over and pass up what I feel is a much more tasty wild nut.
The Hickory nuts fall at the same time and are just as abundant as the Black Walnuts, the husks are easy to come off, they don't stain your hands black for a week, and they are a much sweeter nut in my opinion. The only problem with them is that they are notoriously difficult to crack. But then again, so are Black Walnuts.
I'm at a loss as to why I seem to be the only one bothering with them.
More nuts for me I guess!
PS- If anyone can suggest a brand of Black Walnut Cracker (or any other piece of equipment other than a vice and ten pound hammer to crack tough/hard nuts) please let me know! I need one like right now!
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