Run over them with a tank, save the dirt under them to repel robbers and toss the nuts!
LOL OK, I couldn't resist. We had a giant Black Walnut tree in our front yard when I was a kid and I used to just laugh myself silly watching my mom trying to crack those things. She loved them, I hated them and still do.
Good luck with em. LQ
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Nothing better than Mom"s black walnut fudge at Christmas time. We used a hammer on a granite rock, then a nut pick. If you strike on the ridge/edge where the halves seem to join, you can (sometimes) open it up and then break the internal wall with the pick. Then you can ease out the nut meats intact. Otherwise, good luck and chew lightly....
I have started cracking mine with a large nut cracker I purchased that uses leverage and it is wonderful. I'm 73 and have no problem cracking them but I do use eye protection as parts of the shells sometimes fly out.
I remember the first time we got black walnuts from a tree. We had just moved to Alabama and I was 15 yrs old. My Dad told me and my younger brother to hull them. Well, we didn't know that it would stain our hands, so we didn't use anything. Needless to say, we both ended up with stained hands.
Mom used a ball peen hammer and a fender dolly from dad's box of body & fender tools...later dad obtained a 6" length of railroad rail for an anvil to rivet new sickle bar blades & mom used that instead of the fender dolly...
LOL They sound just as tough to get into as the maple nuts(?) a friend brought for me from Arkansas, she then said she was surprised she didn't see many squirrels there in Evening Shade.....me with hammer in hand trying to crack one open said "Of course there aren't any squirrels there, the poor things starved to death trying to get into these!"
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