Walnuts are great healthy snack for snack loving family. Since we acquired a new garden with a matured walnut tree in it...it comes as a real blessing:) Nothing is simplier than to go out there and collect walnuts on the ground that has fallen off the tall tree, all peeled cleanly of it's first layer of outer green husk, done by nature!
|ready to eat raw walnuts|
Since nothing grows under the enormous walnut tree, it's so easy to find the fallen walnuts on the ground. At this time, we collect half a bucket of walnuts every other day:)
|The enormous walnut tree in the corner of the garden|
Once I receive the buckets of walnut, I simply wipe the nut shell with cloth to get rid of dust, then I crack them open with my trusty little smooth stone that my little girl picked up from a riverbank for me some years ago:)
|today's walnut that was picked off the ground - just dry wipe it and it's ready to be cracked open|
My little family are spoiled having me keeping them well supplied of walnut snacks, although it's them who goes and get the harvest for me to work on! We are a happy team indeed:)
|all the walnut shells collected to be used as log fire lighter for this winter|
As for the nut shells, it's all collected and I think we can make use of it as a fire lighter for the log burner to keep us warm and toasty this winter season:)
It's getting cold these days as we enter our winter season. Hope you have a nice day too.