Our first nut harvest!
It’s bush nut season, as well as chestnut season. Bushnuts are a bit of an adventure to pick – they’re at the top of fragile little trees that you can’t climb with out breaking, and all our trees are on a steep hillside. I had to get out the paw paw picking stick (a long pole with a serrated kitchen knife taped to the end), while Felice stood underneath and tried to catch the nuts without falling down the hill. But it was worth it. As I understand it, bush nuts are the native precursors to commercially-produced macadamias. The main difference seems to be that bush nut shells are knobblier and less uniform, and the nuts are tastier.