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Saturday, March 29, 2014


I got weary hand cracking hazelnuts with those little squeeze-type nutcrackers, so I decided to treat myself to an early birthday present... a Davebuilt hand crank nutcracker. It's noisy and certainly takes some muscle but HOLY SMOKES it was fast. Processed the 2013 harvest in about 15 or 20 minutes. Then I had to sort through and pick out the nuts, but it still was a whole lot easier. For hazelnuts, I'd sure say the Davebuilt is a winner. Here are some pictures of the bounty...

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