Sunday, October 13, 2019

Black Walnut Season is Here

Black walnuts are falling off the trees and are ripe for the picking.  
This is a banner season for sure.
I gathered lots of walnuts previous years used some of the juice (dye) at the time and froze the rest for another day.  It is so sad to see these gems go to waste.
They are being run over by vehicles entering and exiting our development but when I walk to the mailbox and back try to kick some off to the side of the road in case someone wishes to salvage some.
I've used black walnuts to over dye wool several times and you can see one posting HERE.

Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian Friends!



  1. We are inundated with them here! I can't possibly collect them all! Same with PINE CONES!

  2. Thanks for the reminder to gather some :)

  3. Wish I had some. Will ask around. Thanks for the info.

  4. Never dyed wool with walnuts,,,
    But if my husband sees any , we stop to pick them up,,,, we plant them on our 5 acres!!

  5. we have over 60 black walnut trees just in the vicinity of our farmyard alone! our 85 acres are FULL with them ~ so many nuts!!! I do make my own dye too ~ I have friends who gather them when they come here for baking black walnut brownies!

  6. Hi Saundra,
    So nice of you to think of others and hopefully they will take advantage of them! I love using the walnut dye, too!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  7. The squirrels here seem to find all of them. I try to get a few to save. Janice


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