Green Walnut Harvest

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Ene and Aili harvested hundreds of green walnuts from our tree to make our annual batch of nocino, the homemade digestif we like to share with friends and family on special occasions throughout the year. The nuts peaked about a week later than last year, and we managed to clear the tree of the plump, resinous fruit just before the birds discovered it. It’s wonderful to be home from the East Coast and get back in rhythm with the cycles of our land. This evening I look forward to mowing the meadow.

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Aili picking green walnuts