It's that time again, time to start shaking the walnuts. Our first shake took place yesterday. I haven't heard the numbers yet, but it looks like there were more than a few nuts hiding in the tree tops.
Once the trees have been shaken, the rows look like this:
Once dehydrated, they travel to the buyer. There, the nuts are graded (grade affects the price - the more beautiful the nut, the better the price), processed, and shipped. Ours are usually shipped overseas, still in the shell. For a behind-the-scenes look at the Poindexter Nut Company, check my 2011 post here.
And there you go - this week we've been a bit nutty, all the way around. And tonight, I get to start irrigating again. Happy, happy, joy, joy. :)
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