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Pensylvania car filled with over 200 walnuts by squirrels. One nutty car!
I am a nutty guy. I enjoy peanuts, almonds and cashews. Actually any nut I guess. We have several walnut trees in Belmont. This year I picked up about 3 gallons of walnuts in the hulls. If you don’t know black walnuts, they are on the tree in a green hull. The hull a little bigger than a fist. The nut falls and over time the green turns to a nasty mushy black under a thin shell. The actual black walnut is a little over an inch in diameter in a HARD shell.
My first step, the vice.
The first squeeze and crack, then I carefully hold it in place open the vise and ttun it 90 degrees and tighten the vise again. Below is the second crack.
After the second crack you can pick or do some vice cracking on smaller pieces, I usually do about 6 more cracks on small sections. I have gotten several 1/4 sections of goodie, but not many.
Sherry & I remember the old drug store's ‘Chocolate Nut Sundaes.’ Vanilla Ice cream, a big helping of black walnuts in maple syrup with Chocolate syrup drizzled over the mix. So now we have had two of those, mmmm delicious. The English walnut just does not substitute for the black walnut.
It appears that when I am thru cracking and picking the nuts we will have a ‘sandwich size’ zip lock back full. Not much considering it was a little more than 3 gallons of the original nuts.
PS: I do hold my hand around the nut as I squeeze. Some of these crack like a rifle. A walnut is hard!!!!