Thursday, June 27, 2013

Come down to the Orchard with me

Come on, grab your basket and let's go down to the macadamia orchard and collect some nuts.
(with my kind neighbour's permission of course). 

Neat lines of nut trees. 
You can hear the creek beyond, oh and whipbirds too.

This is what the nuts look like growing on the tree.
Cricket came too. 
She wasn't too sure about the big Jersey Bull in the next paddock though. He had big horns.

Here's a macadamia nut still with it's husk on. It is easy to peel off.
Quick, pick it up and put it in your basket.

There's a good one. It's husk has dried out a bit more and turned brown.
Oh, I see that some native bush rats have been here too. They have very strong teeth to gnaw through that tough shell. Sometimes you see cockatoos eating the nuts here too.
Well,with our baskets full, it's time to head home and have a cuppa.
We will have to wait a few weeks for the nuts to dry and be ready for cracking open.
I have a special macadamia nut cracker to do the job......

Come back and visit me soon,
Cheerio for now,
Sandi x

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margaret said...

plenty to keep you going here, do you use them in cooking?

Have just come across the country threads magazine, got some back copies at a show and think I will have to have a regular order for it, so many magazines come out of Australia it is hard to choose,. used to ger embroidery and cross stitch, stopped about 7 years ago but still have abput 90 of them, must pass them on to someone else and make room for other things!

greenthumb said...

I love them so much , they remind me of my childhood when we would collect the from a neighbours tree.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh do I love Australian macadamian nuts! Thank you for the memories!

Karen said...

You weren't kidding when you said you would collect a few macadamias. Wow! Love the idea of having those trees nearby. And it really is a shame for them to go to waste. When they dry and are ready do you roast them or have them raw?
Definitely one of my favourites!

danilo battistelli said...

:D beautiful nature :DDDD