|Not a very professional job of blacktopping, was it?|
I had blisters on the bottoms of both feet from my efforts that blacktopped a portion of the driveway.
The ever-lovely-and-plucky Mrs ERJ and I picked up some walnuts. I wanted to save them for seed to plant at the hunting lease. They were collected from a mixed grove of Sparks 147 and Drake which should be a decent cross for both timber and nut production.
I got the blisters walking on the nuts to crack the husks to speed later processing.
The goo you see is the waste from the husking process.
Mrs ERJ "suggested" that I not husk the walnuts in the driveway next time.
|Sparks 147 appears to have a great deal of resistance to husk maggot. Husk maggots make the husk turn brown which in turn makes the kernels dark and have a strong taste.|
These are Sparks 147 walnuts and they carry a LOT of husk for the size of the nut.
This was yesterday's production. Plenty for seed. Now to work on nuts for eating.
|Potting up herbs for the window sill. Sharp-eyed readers will notice I snuck in a couple of tomato cuttings. Spearmint, Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme. I might get sweet-talked into adding Basil and Cilantro at a future date.|
Jerry of Ducky-and-Jerry passed away last night. Mrs ERJ and I visited them in early August.
I don't know if there will be services. I do not know if/who will attend if there are services.
I just want to mention in passing that the secular, Gaia/Wicca belief that we become the-music-of-wind-blowing-through-the-branches-of-willow-trees after we pass is mighty thin gruel on which to weather hard times.