Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Walnut Harvesting in East Texas
I have no idea what kinda of bug this is in my picture. I had reached up and grabbed a branch to pull it close enough to get at the walnuts and when I pulled it in front of my eyes I saw this guy. Not paying attention I had almost wrapped my hand around it. I guessing some type of caterpillar and I don't think it would have a bite, but around here everything else does. It was while I was trying to take his picture when I felt the first ant bite and saw them crawling all over my boots. I had to go the kids from school in a minute so brushed off as many as I could and finished filling my bucket. I will have to back tomorrow to fill another bucket. Since they are black walnuts they will take a good deal of work to get the nuts out, but like most things out here it is worth the a couple ant bites and a little extra effort.