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Quincy, WA

November 24, 2008
2:53 PM

Post #5825798

Hi Sharon,
My Mom has had an English walnut tree for years here in Washington State.
So believe me I know about picking, hulling, and drying walnuts.
Our renter of Mom's farm just this past spring tore out all the orchard trees to farm the ground under the trees, including the walnut tree.
Wonder if I should do something with the walnut tree trunk itself? Guess we could saw it up and make round things to sit on, or put pots of plants on? Would be a shame if the tree was just sawed up for fire wood. Even if I saved just one piece of the trunk of the tree. Thanks for reminding me how valuable and wonderful walnut wood is.
Thanks for your article. It was great.
Our walnut shells are light brown. I gave most of the walnuts away, and still have 2 buckets left. I have been picking them myself for the past 2 years since Mom has been sick. Did not miss that job this fall.
Haaaaapppppy Thanksgiving.
Later, Judy
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2008
7:27 PM

Post #5826769

Hi Judy...English walnuts, yep, I love them too. Washington state sure is full of good things, apples and when I buy apples I find myself looking for those that came from your direction. I did that just yesterday.

Obsessive soul that I am, I'll be checking out my English walnut purchase next.

Yes, do keep some of the wood. I lost an ash a few years ago, and kept its stump. I have a huge pot on it, with ivy growing out, and I love it. So will you.

Happy Thanksgiving back! Surround yourself with all those generations, and enjoy!

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