Thursday, 4 August 2011

Hazelnut Harvest

We had to pick all our hazelnuts yesterday.
We'd found lots of little piles of nibbled shells where the squirrels were tucking into them and decided that if we didn't pick them there would soon be none left.
We've put them to dry on a large wooden tray.

Are we going to have an early Autumn this year? There's already some colours appearing.


Kepis said...

could well be an early autumn, i noted some Boletus mushrooms in the woods last week that are very early.

Gorges Smythe said...

Maybe it's the heat, but our buckeyes (horse-chestnuts) are turning extra early this year here in West Virginia.


Our Horse Chestnuts (or conkers) have suffered from a fungal disease for a few years now. This causes the leaves to start going brown in July and in August now they really look autumnal.

Brian said...

Lots of rowan berries out up here in Scotland. I think Autumn could creep up on us :)