Hickory Nuts - Worth Anything?
My hubby and I just spent a laborious morning yesterday picking up hickory nuts from our driveway. We must have fifty pounds of them (including hulls). With all the rain we had this year, we have a bumper crop.
Last year, I ordered a special nut cracker that definitely worked, but never got around to picking the nut meat out of the cracked shells. This year, I didn't even have time to crack them.
We were thinking about dumping them in the forest for the squirrels. Are these nuts worth anything? Would anyone want hickory nuts? What about hickory saplings? Or should I just make the forest critters happy?