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Author Topic: A peek into my woodlot  (Read 3504 times)

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Re: A peek into my woodlot
« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2013, 02:53:40 PM »
You are broadcasting just to feed the squirrels ?

Doubt any of the nuts will germinate, but wondering if that is your hope.

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Re: A peek into my woodlot
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2013, 03:03:25 PM »
You are broadcasting just to feed the squirrels ?

Doubt any of the nuts will germinate, but wondering if that is your hope.

The squirrels will like you... :)

I figured if I put out enough, in the fall, *some* would have to pop up somewhere.  Don't really have enough clearing here to try and plant any yet.

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Re: A peek into my woodlot
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2013, 09:46:17 PM »
If it gets wet in the fall, I'd gather some new ones. If you wait until it gets wet, you can stomp them in with your heel without damaging them, and if there is enough clay in the soil, it is very frustrating for the squirrels to remove them.
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2013, 10:52:26 PM »
That's exactly what my grandpa used to do - take a bucket full of in-husk wanuts and smoosh them into the ground after a good rain.  I've done that here, but haven't found any sprouts yet.

The longer version of the story...  My dad had dementia and I'd gather and shell walnuts with him to keep him occupied.  Last year was our last year gathering them together, as he passed away in February.  We would de-husk, wash and sun-dry the walnuts, then put them in cardboard boxes to spend the winter in the walnut drying room which has a dehumidifier.  We'd crack them in batches as we needed them.  It does get pretty cold in this room over the winter, it's insulated but not heated, gets cold but not below freezing.  Due to dad's illness and passing, our walnut operation was interrupted.  It seemed as if the ones collected from last year weren't very good quality - no doubt related to the drought we had.  I figured the squirrels deserved a little treat for planting acorns for me.

Took a 2 liter bottle with drain holes punched in the bottom, filled 2/3 the way with potting soil, put in 3 hefty black walnuts, covered with 3 more inches of potting soil a couple days ago, just to see if they would sprout.  Did the same with 3 english walnuts from the freezer as well.

All set to get plenty more (pickup truck bed full) this fall!

Looking for a source of acorns and hickory as well.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2014, 04:12:41 PM »
Pictures from my other property




 
 

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Re: A peek into my woodlot
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2014, 04:23:20 PM »
Glad you posted again on this thread.I missed it the first time around. It's good to enjoy the land and the woods.
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2014, 05:44:48 PM »
Thanks!

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 09:04:55 PM »
Thanks for your memories! And just think,  every time the seasons change, every time the leaves fall and after every snow....Mother Nature paints  a  new and beautiful portrait of your woodland, just for you and yours to enjoy!.


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