A Hazelnut Harvest

I picked a bunch of hazelnuts off of the two bushes we have in our yard the other day.  I got about a paper bag full of nuts still in the husks.

Hazelnuts are a seasonal crop and you can’t find them in the stores all that often.  When you do, they can be several dollars per pound.   I picked nuts that would only be worth a few dollars–they aren’t as large as most you will find in the store.  And it is a lot of work to separate the nuts from the husk.  Still, there is something very satisfying about the process of harvesting a crop.

Plus, I like the way they look.

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About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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