Walnuts Down


I wonder if many still collect and shell walnuts for their personal consumption.  I doubt it.  It is a lot of work.  I can remember my father doing it, and trying various methods to ease the effort.  He tried running over them with a car to break off the outer husk and crack the shells.  He also tried using an antique corn sheller.  I don’t think he ever found an easy way to do it.  I also remember his hands getting stained during the process of shelling and extracting the meat of the nut.  It was a lot of work to get a pound of the nut kernels.