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1. Nut Wizards. Well, I don't have personal experience with this one, but my dad sent me an e-mail about these little contraptions. Every year we had the fall ritual of picking up all the black walnuts in the yard--and it was a pain! He says that he loaded a wheelbarrow in 5 minutes and was able to avoid the back aches! Definitely something worth a try, if you're ever going to try nut trees! I'm not so sure that I'd use it on apples and fruits, as you really should pick them off the tree if they're going to be for human consumption.

2. Harvesting Black Walnuts. So, I tend to go in themes and find things that interest me...which takes me down rabbit trails, but here's an interesting company--Hammonds Products--I found from the Nut Wizard website. They have services to hull the black walnuts that you may harvest, as well as instruction on how to handle hulling at home. Still a bunch of work, and I'm thinking I might stick with English Walnuts, but if you're blessed with some Black Walnuts already, you might as well get some benefit from them!

Just two this week! Been busy! :)


  1. Thanks Paige! I felt like this post was just for me:) Also, Nathan wants to try your 5 spice chicken noodle soup. He was practically drooling on the computer. Aimee

  2. I certainly was thinking of you all--and it just so happened to coincide with some e-mails and cell phone videos from my parents showing off their new nut wizard. It was pretty slick, if I must say so myself.

    Glad to hear that he's wanting to try the soup. I was pleasantly surprised and it worked out really well. I actually just boiled the chicken in the broth to cook it rather than cook before and add later--less dishes to do! Enjoy! :)


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