Friday, June 12, 2015

Pignut Hickory

These nuts keep squirrels in the yard, and those little rascals provide endless entertainment for the terriers.

2 comments:

jeffrey thurston said...

Squirrels are the reason my JRT Baxter loves life! He's killed two- both on leash- by leaping on to ivy-covered fences and nabbing young ones. He looks up at me with a bug-eyed squirrel in his mouth so full of pride and joy- then he proceeds to shake it to death. He loves squirrels and just saying "squirrel!" gets him excited...

Jennifer said...

Maybe you should just say 'hickory'. I'm about to plant a sour nut hickory. Nuts of various sorts attract some good critters to have around. There are lots of hickories: Shagbark-, shellbark-, water-, kingnut-, bitternut-, nutmeg-, sand-, red-, mockernut, etc.. Pecans are in the same family. All of them should be encouraged as geographically appropriate.