going crazy with walnuts
Posted October 10, 2011 - 05:19 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 07:14 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 07:34 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 09:08 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 09:24 AM
I have yet to ask the wife if whe wants to pick some this year. She would not sell them but might pick enogh to use.
My dad had a lot of walnuts every year and got a brilliant idea? Bought a Murray rear engine mower with a bagger unit.
And was going to pick them up with that. He will tell you it was not one of his better ideas, when they started blowing holes in the plastic tube.
He replaced that with stove pipe and got them picked up but abandoned that idea all together.
Wind tore the trees up pretty bad this spring and he cut them down.
Posted October 10, 2011 - 11:18 PM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:20 AM
Another nut crop that's taking off in SE Iowa is chestnuts.
Back to the sweeper, when I was growing up we had two oak trees and a walnut tree in the yard and the oaks would drop acorns to the point you could not walk across the yard(like walking on ball bearings).
Dad had a JD 110 with a sweeper on the front. We would sweep them into piles and scoop them up with a grain scoop.
Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:12 PM
Posted October 11, 2011 - 08:13 PM
This year was a bust for us - nothing fell out of the 2 trees we usually work with. From what I understand, it is not unusual for them to skip a year every now and then. Was a mixed blessing for me - The wife does a lot of cooking with the nuts, so not this year. But I didn't have to gather or shell anything either!
Posted October 11, 2011 - 09:26 PM
Posted October 14, 2011 - 10:51 AM