Black Walnuts: Working and playing with my son.

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,



2 thoughts on “Black Walnuts: Working and playing with my son.

    1. “Prowling the vast expanses of the back porch, a hunger slowly growing, till finally with one swift motion, he pounces mercilessly upon the hapless walnut, devouring it as he stomps his way through the work space, upsetting everything in his path.”

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