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#1 lyall OFFLINE  

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Posted November 02, 2013 - 10:03 PM

here in State Center we have a guy that buy walnuts.  this year he is paying 13 cent a pound hauled

he has a machine that hauls the the walnuts

 

this year so far I have got around $150 for 3 loads in me pickup.

I had to wait 2 hours today to get my pick up unloaded

so I helped others unload their pickups and helped bag and weight them

I could not just sit there like some were doing

 

he sure like the help I was doing and he told me to see him after the season is over


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 01:38 AM

what are you doing w/ all the walnuts? pressuring oil?


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 06:33 AM

send him up to Canada. I spent more than a month picking up walnuts. this year was weird, each tree and i have around 15 or more all fell at different times. i don't mind picking them up, it's like exerciser but i hate it when they fall and splat on the ground. what is he doing with the walnuts?


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:29 AM

You volunteered to work? That is so rare now days. I hope it creates an opportunity for you.

 

Nuts are a great food for winter.  Is he paying with or without the hulls? A friend of mine used to use a cement mixer with gravel to take the hulls off of his walnuts. The water would be black(and his hands). He'd dry them, bag them and then during the winter he'd shell them while watching TV.  His wife put plenty of walnut pieces into carrot cakes and other cakes and breads. Keep some for yourself. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:33 AM

Sold them when I was a kid.  Mine went to be turned into automotive blasting media.


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:44 AM

It speaks well of you that you helped the process.  That's lots of walnuts.  

 

Good for you :thumbs:


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 12:23 PM

will I was helping one guys had the trailer full. without the hulls they weight over 1200 lbs

one lady ( a doctor) got over $60 for her walnuts

several others get from $40 to $60 

 

being a assistant boy scout leader for many years - I like helping others

what goes around goes around

when helping somethings other start to help too

 

the company that ends up with them is in the Kansas City area

I will try to get some pictures of the hulling machine and find out what the company does with the walnuts



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 03:10 PM

I was cutting grass at mom's yesterday, it was like driving on pool balls back there she has so many. She lives kind on a country road, but only a couple miles out of city, someone stop at corner up the road and dumps probably 2-3, 5 gal buckets worth, good size pile. I'm surprised no one else has stopped for them



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Posted November 03, 2013 - 09:38 PM

here is the hulling machine that is used here in State Center

 

short moive of the huller in action

Attached File  P1010372.MOV   3.39MB   30 downloads

 

the machine is owned by Hammons

walnut 1.JPG

 

bagging

walnut 2.JPG

 

back side

walnut 3.JPG

 

 

walnut 5.JPG

 

inside the huller

walnut 6.JPG

 

after taking the pictures I helped for over 2 hours

the guy and is grandson - they had over 2400 pounds of walnuts

the weight is after being hulled


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Posted November 03, 2013 - 10:00 PM

When I was a kid we had walnuts trees that Dad had planted in the pasture on the hill behind the house I grew up in.   For several years it was my job to pick them up in the fall.  My Dad used to park a trailer for me at the bottom of the hill.   I would fill buckets with walnuts, then go dump the buckets in the trailer.  It took a few weeks of working after school and weekends to get them all picked up. If I remember right the man with the huller would come to town to buy them.   

 

The first house I owned as a adult had walnut trees....When they were young my kids and I picked them up one year and took them to a huller out in Levasy, Mo.  The boys thought that machine that hulled their walnuts was neat....me too!


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 07:31 AM

I'd like to see how they shell those suckers.  It's impossible to get a whole kernel out of those things.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 11:28 AM

I'd like to see how they shell those suckers.  It's impossible to get a whole kernel out of those things.

No it isn't it is just an exercise in patience.

 

My dad and I used to compete to see who could get a whole one out of the shell first. It would take 20 minutes to pick the tiny pieces out. Although no matter who wan he always ate the evidence.



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Posted November 04, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Bakers use a lot of walnuts. A Friend's father picks the meats and gets $12.00 a quart for them. which is cheap when you look in the grocery store and see the price they get for a few ounces of black walnut meats.

A lot of work but they sure are good!!

There is a rail road iron in the Garage, that belonged to my wife's great Grandfather, The Wife uses to crack walnuts. I never knew of anyone who had a hulling machine, so layed them out in the driveway and drove over them for a week or so to get the hulls off.  

She has threatened my life if I ever got rid of her railroad iron! I have taken her at her word!


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Posted November 04, 2013 - 01:51 PM

Not to sound stupid but can I eat the ones from my yard with out doing anything to them?

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Posted November 04, 2013 - 02:02 PM

As long as they aren't in a pile of dog poop they should be good to eat.






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