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#16 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 04:44 AM

Depends on the amount you want.

I only use USPS flat rate shipping so if you wanted a medium flat rate box full it would cost 14.57 to ship them.

 

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Posted September 27, 2014 - 08:26 PM

take a bunch of walnuts to the buyer

yesterday took around 940 lbs and got 14 cent a pound

last night and this morning pick up around 350 lbs

90 lbs were from an old friends - I way driving to see a different friend and saw a bunch of walnuts in the street and stop to ask if I can have them - she said yes.  one of your neighbor boys came over to see what was going on.  he helped me get the walnuts into my pickup.  it only took us around a half hour.  I surprised he when I gave him $5 for helping.

 

hope all the walnuts fall before the end of the month, that is when he closes for this year


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Posted October 02, 2014 - 01:08 PM

I "harvested" some walnuts last night, we've gotten 4 -5gal buckets off one tree. It was like trying to cut grass on marbles the night before,made cutting on the hillside a thrill ride.

Mom plans to hull them out then dry them. I told her the squirrels will love her for it since they usually somehow steal them all.



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Posted October 04, 2014 - 08:38 PM

checked my trees in the yard and just a few hanging - I guess I will leave them for the squirrels, not enought to fill a bucket.

 

over the week I got another 581 lbs pickup and sold them

so far I have pickup 2041 lbs

 

had a call from the buyer telling to go several places and pickup their walnuts



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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:14 PM

my total weight of the walnut I sold was around 3000 lbs this year.

next year will be better,  most of the tree should be bearing again, over half the tree did not have walnuts on them this year.

 

I plan on using the money to buy parts and another GT to work on



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Posted October 11, 2014 - 07:53 PM

Any ideas why they would grow a white mold why drying after hulling? My mom has been hulling hers, lying them out in the sun, but I guess with cool weather, they are not drying properly, but growing mold.



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Posted October 11, 2014 - 08:34 PM

My walnut tree had a bumper crop this year. I have been picking them up since July. My guess would be some where around 50 wheel barrow loads. I purchased a shredder on EBay this summer so I have been feeding them to it to make some mulch for the flower beds. At my mom`s place there is hickory, oak, pecan, & walnut trees all have had excellent production. The squirrels & turkeys have had a feast.

 

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Posted October 12, 2014 - 06:36 PM

FixItCharlie

 

After you ran them through the shredder you need to let them compost for awhile before putting them on the flower beds.

the acid in them needs to brake down 

helps if you mix it with other things for composting and you need to turn the compost from time to time to help brake down



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Posted October 12, 2014 - 07:02 PM

Yes I know but the place I plan to use it should not have a problem with this because it is close to the walnut tree anyway. It is nice to finally have a way to turn them into a powder.

 

Charlie






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