Nuts What do you do with them? forum: Nuts What do you do with them?

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Imagestormyla
Feb 8, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I never know what to do with these nuts. Let's talk about different ideas here.
leaflady
Feb 14, 2010 5:38 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
We feed several red squirrels with ours and pull up lots of sprouts from nuts the squirrels forgot to dig up. We rake up the nuts, put them in wire 'cages' or other containers so the sqirrels don't have to work hard to find nuts to eat.
Imagestormyla
Feb 14, 2010 6:37 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Leaflady, I'm sure the squirrels love you for that!
leaflady
Feb 15, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Name: leaflady
planet earth
Love the sinner, hate the sin
They do seem happy to stay around close. I don't really know how many there are. I've seen at least 4. They eat corn from the large pans I put sunflower seed & corn in for the wild birds.

I know they are called attic rats and hated by many and with good reason. But ours have never caused us any problems and are cute to watch.

GOD bless and keep each and all of you.
ImageWild_Rose
Feb 19, 2010 1:13 PM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
Ya ever had black walnut poundcake? I don't like black walnuts, and my mom's house was under the shade of one for more than 40 years, until just last year. But we had someone in our small town that would gather the nuts and make black walnut poundcakes.... OMG they are good!
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
Imagestormyla
Feb 21, 2010 7:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Rose, I love Black Walnut anything. The devil is in the cracking and cleaning of them. They stain your hands for weeks. The rubber gloves tear while doing it. I can't go to work with stained hands.
Imagestormyla
Aug 22, 2010 11:08 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
This has been an unusual year relative to the nuts. Usually by now, I'm picking quite a few up out of the beds and grass. But there haven't been any fall yet this summer. We've had a terribly dry spring and summer, so maybe that has something to do with it.
Imagestormyla
Aug 25, 2010 2:51 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Here's an article on a method to use to remove the Walnuts from the shells & husks.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5650579_crack-shell-black-walnuts.ht...
Imagestormyla
Aug 25, 2010 3:40 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I read that to remove the black stains from your fingers you should first cover them in lemon juice as soon as possible, then rub table salt on them and keep rubbing together until stain is removed.

Also, if that doesn't work to try using white vinegar or vegetable oil to remove the stain.
Imagestormyla
Jul 14, 2011 5:30 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
So far, this is shaping up to be a very good nut producing year for my trees. None have fallen yet, but the trees are just loaded with nuts. Last year was a very low producing year for my trees.
Imagestormyla
Jul 17, 2011 10:57 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
A friend recently told me that he puts orange slices and chopped black walnuts on top of trout before he cooks them. That sounds very interesting to me. Thumbs up
Imagestormyla
Sep 13, 2011 12:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well, This is turning out to be a very moderate crop year for my black walnuts. It's neither a big nor small crop. The nuts are healthy, no worms and because of the cats I am able to get them before any squirrels. Thumbs up
Imagestormyla
Sep 27, 2011 1:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I just wanted to say that people should really stop and think about positioning before they plant any of these trees. This house where I am now staying has a black walnut tree in the front yard about 25 feet away from the house. This past three weeks I have been wakened in the middle of the night to the sound of large thuds on the roof. It's the darned nuts falling off of the tree!!! Blinking
ImageCeeDub
Sep 30, 2011 9:24 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Oh, yes, the nuts falling are a real hazard - there's a small apartment building behind us and the tenants sometimes park along the shared fence, right under the more massive of the two trees. One tenant told us that a falling nut caused a crack in his windshield. For some strange reason, they still park there.

What we did with the nuts the first year was to bag them up and put them out for garden waste collection. That first year there was a bumper crop of nuts and we filled more than a dozen garden waste bags. Since then the squirrels just about collect them all - what they don't collect, we throw into the euonnymous bushes on our side of the back fence where the squirrels can collect them at their leisure.

Christine
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2011 9:39 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Christine, in some ways I'm glad that there aren't any squirrels here at this house as they are not cracking the nuts all open and leaving bits of black hull everywhere. There is a large colony of feral cats here that keep the squirrels away. Blinking

At home the squirrels and I fight to see who can get to the nuts first. Today we filled a dozen trash bags with the nuts. There are still a couple hundred nuts left on the tree. That's all from one tree.

At home, I garden under them and have had the nuts hit me on the back when I was working in the beds. The worst is when they are lurking unseen under plants in the bed and I step on them. That hurts the feet. Thumbs down

Do you ever great buried nuts from the squirrels sprouting baby trees?
ImageCeeDub
Oct 1, 2011 7:18 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
No, I haven't seen any of them, but if they are there, my husband would likely have mowed over them without knowing. It could also be that the squirrels never lose the ones they bury.

Oooh, yeah, falling nuts have hit both of us. The worst (for me) was when one landed square on one of our cats. Poor kitty wouldn't go back outside for more than 2 months. I guess by then she'd forgotten why she didn't want to go out anymore. Hilarious!

Christine
Imagestormyla
Oct 1, 2011 7:36 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Poor Kitty! I'm glad they survived that. Big Grin I cut back all of my grapevines severely today and the kitties keep going around on the deck looking up the air trying to figure out what happened to their "roof". Hilarious!

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