Yesterday at lunch time I went out to Johanna's. While looking at where she wanted to plant flowers, I realized she had several nut trees on the property. When I was young, we had a couple black walnut trees and Mammy and Grandpa would spend the evenings picking nuts out of the shells. Those black walnuts made the absolutely best cookies.
I asked Johanna to pick the nuts up for me so I could pick them and use them. There are black walnut trees and hickory nut trees! I'm so excited.
When I was little, Grandpa would take me out into the woods with him to pick up hickory nuts. One time we were in the woods where a farmer let his cows be at. I remember this big ol' cow came lumbering up to us and I was so scared I climbed a tree! I think it was the sheer size of the animal that frightened me, because it was really a docile creature. Probably used to seeing people only when it got fed, so it expected a treat from us!