Thee Angel Project

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they’re all a little nutty


One of the joys of moving into a new home is watching and waiting to see what types of treasures can be found as trees fill out and new life comes up out of the ground throughout the summer.
We recently discovered that we have two black walnut trees in our front yard. Seth has been researching a bit about black walnuts.
The harvesting of these little gems is nothing short of insane. Really, the amount of work you must put into just one bite of walnut, hardly seems worth the effort. My husband though, bless him, sees our black walnut trees as treasures and is already planning a harvest day come fall. (Truly, we may need weeks!)
Today, he had the girls gather some of the ones that have prematurely fallen from the tree.


They cut off the hulls and washed off the nuts and they have been set aside to dry over the next couple of weeks…and then, the real work begins.
If you have a minute, or ten, you could watch this. Alright, who’s with me?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? (My apologies to any readers who were not children of the 80’s. Actually, it’s from a pretty entertaining movie. I take that back, you’re welcome!)

What hidden treasures do you have around your home?


Author: Heather

I want you to see life the way I see it. Often contradictory, seldom predictable, many times lovely, occasionally tragic, but every day filled with God's grace.

4 thoughts on “they’re all a little nutty

  1. Black walnuts remind me of my grandma. She used to love to sit and pick walnuts out of the shell for hours on end. And she always had some in the freezer to use in her baking. I hadn’t really considered that I no longer have a source for black walnuts if I ever want some, but now I know where to look first! Good luck with your walnut harvest!

    • Perhaps we’ll save some for you…or maybe we’ll just still be snapping away trying to get those little treasures to come out of their shells. 🙂

  2. How fun! When we moved in we discovered a pear tree and lots and lots of Lemon Balm. I have taken out the Lemon Balm and replaced it with mint but the pear tree is still there. Some years it doesn’t produce fruit but when it does, it is always a blessing. I’ve never had the pleasure of pealing a black walnut. I gather I should leave that off my bucket list.

    • Crystal, I’ll let you know if it’s really as intimidating as it looks. We would love to have a whole grove (not sure that’s the right word) of fruit trees! Mint always reminds me of my grandmother whose mint would come in in droves every year without fail.

your comments are better than eating chocolate in a hammock on a 70 degree day...almost

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