Not a Nut

 
The ecological activity for the day was picking 5 pounds of Carya Illinoinensis.  It might not seem like a lot, but someone had already been through to pick most of them.  There had not been so many this year to begin with, and well, the wild animals need to eat too, so I wanted to leave a little for them.  My dogs have also taught themselves lhow to crack them open and eat them when they fall in the yard.  So, I picked about 540 (a little over a gallon) of them from under about 10 trees, picking them from a standing position, 4 to 6 at a time ( about 108 bend over and touch your toes on a walk).  Mostly these were lower back stretching exercises – I guess the erector spinae is the primary muscle.  So, I am told that 1 pound unshelled = 1/2 pound shelled, and that there are 195 calories in an ounce (about 1 weeks worth of calories on a 1200 calorie diet).  Of course, I am not going to eat them all at once.  At 1/2 an ounce a day (about 6), they will last 2-3 months.
 

לא אגוז

lo egoz

no es (soy?) una nuez  (I wasn’t really sure whether to use soy or estoy here, but according to this site, estoy is used when the state can change).

 

I find it fascinating that trees can develop urea toxicity the same way that people and animals can. 

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