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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Black Walnut Harvesting & Processing

 As Autumn approaches in our area of Northeastern Oklahoma, many of our nut trees are beginning to shed their crops, dropping nuts beneath trees, in the garden, yard, bushes, and even on an occasional unsuspecting human below the tree. Our house was unfortunately planted after the tree, and a tad too close, as we now endure Autumn with many a sudden "Bang!" when nuts land on the roof of our house. This is the sign – it is time to collect the harvest.

Please visit this link for the step-by-step tutorial I've created on the popular How-To website, Instructables.

You'll find a great deal of information including all of the following:

About the Black Walnut
Equipment and Materials Needed
Picking the Nuts
Husking the Nuts
Cleaning the Nuts
Sludge - must see!
Drying the Nuts
Shelling the Nuts
Storing the Nuts
Recipes using Black Walnuts