Thanks for the posts. It reminded me that I had black walnuts drying at the top of the stairs. This is the 1st year I tried harvesting my black walnuts. Last week I removed the outer hull which was hugely labor intensive but come SHTF we won’t be tossing any food source, so I figured best to try it now. I then rinsed them off, and laid them out on paper towels to dry, but did so upstairs (where we never go except when we have overnight guests) because they have a strong odor to them when wet. And then I forgot they were there. Still not dry so I have them in front of the wood stove now. Black walnuts are incredibly hard to break open so that’ll be a learning experience too when I get to that step.