Re: [gardeners] storm damage

George Shirley (
Sun, 15 Nov 1998 11:27:16 -0800

Those hickory nuts are just the thing for smoking meat when you're
barbecuing. Fill a bucket with them and then top off with water. Let
soak for a day or two and then toss a handfull on the coals. I've even
tossed them on dry but the wet lasts longer. Adds that delightful
hickory flavor to meats without cutting down the hickory tree. The
nutmeat is also delicious and makes a grand cake but is tiresome to pick
out, almost as bad as black walnuts.

Glad you folks didn't get any damage. Saw a lot of the results on the
television and it was frightening.


Barb Rothenberger wrote:
> Well, we drove out to the south end of town to view the damage yesterday
> afternoon.  A very humbling experience.  and I know they have cleaned up a
> lot of it.  Out of the 500 homes in the subdivision, about 100 of them were
> damaged adn 20 were completely destroyed.  awesom and totally frightening.
>         Going to the Lake today - proably have to rake up tons of hickory nuts.
> That makes for some tiring raking.  Glad our yard isn't any bigger than it
> is!  Ray dug the rest of the bulbs yesterday.  I had wanted to be outside -
> it was a beautiful day, but worked at the store for a friend of mine in the
> morning and spent the afternoon with a bride planning her April wedding
> flowers.  Looks like it will be another busy busy summer with weddings!
>         Guess we will also dig up the cannas we planed down there and put the boat
> to "bed" for the winter.  Really do hate to see winter come.  Supposed to
> get up to 60 tomorrow.
>         penny - still picking raspberries!!! YUM YUM!  And George with his
> persimmons - sounds wonderful.  We are just still eating tomatoes which we
> picked green and are ripening.
>         Hope the rest of you have a good one!
>         Barb in Columbia, Mo.
> Barb Rothenberger
> Columbia, Mo.
> See our pictures of our new grandson!