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Wildlife Ways
Vicky Carder

Not to Change the Subject......

Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 8:52 AM
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  • I sure wish those black walnuts were easier to get to, and maybe that is why black walnut products seem to be expensive.

    We used to use butternut hulls as dye. They are as tough as walnuts so eating them was a rare delicacy.

    Dog's pool? PITA thinks our goldfish pond is her pool. Luckily for both, they've learned to live and let live.

    We used to have a lot of frogs on our pool, but ever since a bullfrog set up residence, the other population is dramatically reduced.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 9:28 AM
  • Remembering, back when not many of the 'country' roads were paved, folks would fill the chuck-holes with walnuts, and let the traffic do the hulling...sorta like your Grandma's method. That also speaks to the tough-nut-to-crack-ness of those walnuts!

    -- Posted by dkd57 on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 10:10 AM
  • Black walnuts to me are bitter, I definitely prefer the english kind, however in banana bread I like a few...I am a nut freak...nutty to say the least...I can put nuts in almost anything...even a few black walnuts roasted with brussel sprouts and, bacon might surprise you with flavor....come to think of it I have eaten a nut crusted frog leg!...I'm sure it was pecan crusted...maybe with a little blueberry sauce. :O)

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 11:00 AM
  • At the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church ice cream supper a few weeks back, some friends of Rev. Ellen Hill's from a church in Nashville brought along some cinnamon black walnut ice cream, and it was absolutely delicious. Yes, there was a tiny hint of bitterness, but in this particular recipe it absolutely worked.

    -- Posted by jcarney on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 11:19 AM
  • Blueberry sauce! On frog legs? I'll have to ask Mr. Bullfrog what he thinks about that.

    John, ice cream is where I first encountered black walnuts, but I never had it with cinnamon. Interesting. Was it home-made?

    If I can remember correctly, I don't think I immediately liked BW ice cream, but back then ANY ice cream was a treat, so we ate it with no complaints. Now, I think it is an acquired taste that reminds me of my youth.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 6:22 PM
  • Just curious, how is it one deciphers the sex of a toad? lol

    -- Posted by haybar on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 7:17 PM
  • I normally can tell a boy from a girl (normally..It can be confusing these days)...on frogs tho..if it has a dark patch under its throat, or if its ear is rather large, and its thumb is larger then its other fingers you can bet it's a boy...and if you strap on some night vision goggles and pull your wet suit up to your waste and sit out in the water and be real quiet for a spell you can tell the boy frogs by watching them croak....girl frogs are relatively croakless....just a note to remember tho...pesticides such as atrazine have been known to create female characteristics in male frogs if they are raised in water that contain it.

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 7:42 PM
  • Yes, all of the ice cream sold at the Mt. Olivet UMC event is always homemade.

    -- Posted by jcarney on Thu, Aug 29, 2013, at 9:37 PM
  • Yippee! A lighter side of blogs........

    haybar - chefgrape WAS on the right track with determining gender in toads but I don't where the chef went....

    Male toads have a dark patch under the throat - females do not.

    Thanks everyone!!!]

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Fri, Aug 30, 2013, at 6:11 AM
  • I just love black walnut ice cream!

    -- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Aug 30, 2013, at 4:36 PM
  • I don't know about frogs can anyone tell me how long these white flies are going to be around

    -- Posted by ruckers on Thu, Sep 19, 2013, at 12:26 PM
  • ruckers, I think we might expect them until the first frost. I imagine that we get closer to the time some of the numbers will dissipate.

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Fri, Sep 20, 2013, at 12:06 PM
  • Hummingbirds all over now, very aggressively eating at feeders, have 4 feeders out and considering adding more...

    -- Posted by haybar on Sun, Sep 22, 2013, at 6:35 AM
  • Can someone tell me where all these white flies are coming from. heard they were aphids,but they seem be growing. Hate to go outside they are everywhere,

    -- Posted by ruckers on Fri, Sep 27, 2013, at 9:54 AM
  • Been looking for any new blogs, wild woman are u ok? Hope all is good and that u have just been busy.

    -- Posted by haybar on Sun, Sep 29, 2013, at 5:10 PM
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