My son and I hung out all day today, (as we tend to do, I am a stay at home dad). Over all we had a good day. It was too cold and windy to go for any kind of a real walk, but we had a little picnic in the woods, in the living room, and in the basement. We also processed a few black walnuts (Juglans nigra). They were some of the eighty pounds (unhusked weight) that we foraged in the fall.
Processing black walnuts is pretty hard work, but having a little guy running around makes it a lot more interesting. On the one hand he does slow me down a little with his amazing antics, but he also speeds things up because I can’t get carried away trying to get every last little crumb out of the shell. If I do, he might come stomping through the work area like a tiny hyperactive dinosaur, or decide that my whole system should be rearranged without warning.
Anyway, it is great having a two and a half year old who can learn with me.
I may not be posting as much over the next week or two, don’t worry I haven’t lost interest in all this, I just have a lot of framing to do before my first photography show.
Thanks for reading,