I'm watching some green walnuts falling off my tree, lately. They are usually bird-pecked or squirrel-bitten, and they are very tiny, say, 3/4 to 1 inch diameter.
However, I've found out that a few things can be made from green walnuts, sent to me by my good friend Kari Kiser over at The Erratic Sewer and Crafter, and I hope to at least make a syrupy candy out of a few of them. I have no idea how it will taste.
My looming problem, then, is how to harvest from a 65 foot walnut with a lower canopy at least 15 feet off the ground...
Any suggestions would be appreciated, but they cannot include A) sprouting wings, B) training my ducks, dog, family members to fly and harvest, C) hugging the tree and shaking vigorously, or D) any form of hired help.