I spent part of the day in my woods and ended up gathering quite a few hickory nuts. I found some were fairly large--almost an inch wide after taking them out of the outer shell. So I have a few questions: Do deer eat hickory nuts? My guess is they are too hard for them to chew on.
some of the nuts feel too "fresh" or "green." Do I need to let them "cure" a bit before taking them out of the shell? i have them in a basket by the heat register in my house. I did crack one open and tasted it(yum!) but it seemed to need more drying time.
I plan on making a hickory nut pie for Thanksgiving. It will take me that long to get the meat out of the nuts!
Regards and thanks,