Tuesday, November 11, 2008

With a bag clutched in her hand,

she gathered the pinon nuts.

My good friend Lisa, her son Jem, and I took a little hike down Gutierrez Canyon today and picked pine nuts along the way.

We picked about a pound each.

Now if someone has an easy way to break open the shells and get to the nuts without using one's teeth, please let me know!

I saw this tree along the high canyon wall and wondered how it could still be alive at all.

With a bag clutched in her hand - song: It's Gonna be Me, artist: David Bowie, album: Young Americans Collector's Edition


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Jeez! You're fast! lol! What a beautiful day for hike and such fun gathering pinons together, too.

I had no idea you took that funny photo of me foraging for pinons. I truly do look like a fuzzy headed monkey in that photo! lol :)

Eeee Eeee, Oooooh!, Oooooh!!!


Fantastyk Voyager said...

no, you look cute!
I still want to know the secret for picking perfect pinon nuts. So many of mine turn out empty or shriveled. Coffee bean color- no white or gray or light brown, three dimensional, shiny, ??
Jeez! It's hard.

GreyWolf said...

I was wondering who that fuzzy headed monkey was!

Cara said...

It has been a long time since I was in a place where you could gather pine nuts! Remember...remember.....wow, 1978. Long time. As I recall, if you roast 'em, the shells get more brittle. But it's been so long...........