Re: [pfaf] Re: seeds
- That's so true, XFrank. When I was a kid, we used to gather nuts from the woods as well as from the old black walnut tree. In Oklahoma, we had pecan trees, pine trees and black walnut trees along with a few other varities.
--- On Mon, 10/27/08, Mr frank bowman <frank_bowman@...> wrote:
From: Mr frank bowman <frank_bowman@...>
Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re: seeds
To: "corbywolf13@..." <corbywolf13@...>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 5:33 PM
Wehe magico! Lotsa food falling from the sky! Xfrank
Dee Harris wrote:
> Excuse me if I butt in on the conversation, but if you want to hull black walnuts before cracking them then take a hammer, place walnut on hard surface, hit once, turn nut over, hit again. Don't hit hard, but not too softly either. You want to soften the hull before using a knife to pry loose the hull. Black walnuts do not weather long so you need to go ahead and crack them open and remove the meat and then freeze the nut meat for use during the winter.
> When I was a kid, we had a black walnut tree in the middle of the driveway. We actually had to sell some of the nuts since the tree produced so much. Since we had a large freezer, we were able to freeze at least two large bags full. I'm talking feed sacks full.
> --- On Mon, 10/27/08, maartendeprez < maarten.deprez@ scarlet.be > wrote:
> From: maartendeprez < maarten.deprez@ scarlet.be >
> Subject: [pfaf] Re: seeds
> To: pfaf@yahoogroups. com
> Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 3:00 PM
>> I have more lemons I haven't opened, so I have seeds I could share
>> still if someone changes their mind and asks for lemon seeds or
>> sends an envelope (SASE)
> I'd like to try them, but cannot send sase from Europe...
>> I picked up loads and loads of black walnuts and I have no idea how
>> to open them.
> They should fall out of the "jacket" as it dries out. In fact they may
> be bitter before that time. By the way, those green/black jackets make
> a nice dye for wool and fabrics (and fingers ;-) ). To open the wooden
> shells, you can indeed use the cracker, but i found an easier way.
> (Like to eat a lot of them sometimes.) It's a bit difficult to explain
> over email (and in my non-native English), but here's my try.
> You take a (preferably small) knife with a sharp point. The nut has a
> little point on one edge and a small hole at the other. Insert the
> knife in that hole, turn the knife, and the shells will separate. Then
> take out the nut from each halve by pulling out the inner non-edible
> sheet with the knife - starting from the side of the hole i believe.
> It is not necessary to use any force, and no parts are jumping away.
> It's a safe and fast method once you master it.
> Hope that helps.
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