The walnut tress, of which there are approximately 15 on our property, keep raining walnuts so I keep gathering them and taking them to the walnut processing place on Refugee Road, just off York Road. Unfortunately, they lost a very cool barn dating back to the 1800s to fire a few months ago, one of several barn fires in the area caused from arson. They have a very good idea who the idiots are that started the fire so sounds like charges will be filed soon. The walnut haul has broken a record, notice the skids of walnuts.
While waiting my turn in line, I helped others unload their walnuts, including one guy who had over 600 pounds. This is the net weight after the hulls are removed. I had my usual 100 pound outcome, which yielded me another $11.00+ which brings my total to $44.00!!!!! One more load to go probably so I'll exceed......$50.00!!!! Factoring in my time, this works out to about $3.00 an hour so not bad. My previous best season was $21 so this has been a good money making season for sure.
I know, some of you are thinking, "Mark, you ignorant dolt, you are denying the squirrels and chipmunks their winter food." Not to worry, I only pick up walnuts from the land I mow and there are lots and lots of walnuts being stored, as shown here in this hollow log. You probably can't see from the image but some active varmint has collected 100+ walnuts to tide themselves over during the winter, which I see is being forecast as another brutal one. OK
weather looks iffy for tomorrow but if it is ok, rather than set up a ride out of the school in New Albany, we'll hook up with one of the rides out of Starbucks. Maybe John Morgan will let us ride along with him or maybe Franz's group will let us slide in.