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Hazel nuts
Fri 9-Sep-11
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David B

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In the past few years I've had little or nothing in the way of nuts, because as they approach ripeness they all disappear - to squirrels as far as I can tell.

 

This year I'm finding some, and my guess is that the hard weather of the last two winters has, temporarily, slashed the squirrel population. When I was a lad I don't remember seeing a lot of squirrels, but in recent years they have been very common.

 

Anyone else finding anything similar?

 

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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Still heaving with bastard squirrels hereabouts.

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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wave  My wee red squirrels can have all the hazel nuts they want. big_hug

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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And my walnuts........big_laughbig_laugh

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I wouldn't mind red squirrels taking my nuts. (I regard all hedgerow food as mine, though I know it isn't really)

 

I view the grey ones as vermin, pure and simple.

 

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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David B said:

I wouldn't mind red squirrels taking my nuts. 

I think you might....runawayrunaway....or should this be on the 'Jokes' page....big_laughbig_laugh

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Fri 9-Sep-11
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I've seen it on menus here and have often been tempted but have never yet ordered it.

I'll try that again!

Fri 9-Sep-11
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Of course, in New England, it is the red squirrels, introduced by the Brits (who were also the ones who brought the grey ones here whistle) that are the pests. runaway

Thu 9-Oct-14
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I'm 65 years old and this year has to be the best year I've ever had for hazelnuts , the trees have been laden with them , now I have gathered that many I'm no sure what I'm going to do with them ? I wonder if I can grind them and mix them in my chicken feed ?  I know my granny used to feed them to her pig.

Thu 9-Oct-14
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you can grind them to make hazlenut flour for baking, or someone who has a gluten allergy maybe grateful for them to make flour.

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Make a liqueur with them! I think you can steep both green and ripe ones, I don't have a recipe, but I am sure you could Google one.

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