It's been a beautiful autumn week here in Virginia--great for enjoying the outdoors. Granny and I went out looking for trees that looked like this--loaded with walnuts: Because when you find trees looking like this, invariably you'll find fallen walnuts to pick up:And once we pick up lots of walnuts, Granny gets to work laying the walnuts out to dry in the sun:And then she'll crack them open so more stain will come out when they're placed in a bucket of hot water: And someday soon that stain will be just perfect to use for dipping her handmade baskets. Lots of work goes into making a perfect basket, and Granny definitely enjoys every part of it!
So...how many walnut gathering outings have you been on lately? :)
Previous year's post on Granny's walnuts here.