Ready for Jack Frost to start nipping at my nose....

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  1. Native Hunter

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    Very nice. I always figured with 100+ apple trees and all the oak trees, chestnut plantings were likely to be not worth the effort, at least in my lifetime. I have often wondered how long the deer would take to recognize them as a food source. Thoughts?
     
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    My deer started eating them as soon as my trees started producing. However, I don't see them as magic as the tree vendors would like us to believe. Today when I picked these up, I didn't see where they had started eating them yet, but if this year is like others, they will start on them soon. With white oak acorns falling and temps around 95, a cool, deep hollow in the woods is going to be more appealing than my trees out in the hot sun.

    I have an abundance of many kinds of food here. Because of that, you never see them really hammer any one single thing.
     
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    Yep, ready for that cool weather!!! Spoiled when I am up here in South Dakota with 40 degree mornings...
     
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    That sounds like the perfect morning temp. A light jacket and a brisk walk to a deer stand.....;)
     
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    96 here today....
     
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    Right behind you at 95.......
     
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    Native...still waiting on one of my 3 surviving chestnuts planted in 2014 to begin producing nuts. Pears were a bust again this year. Got apple trees grafted in 2016 that are doing great along with some smaller chestnut n sawtooth whips that LLC provided a few years back. I look forward to the day I can actually post pics of something we've planted that is producing fruit/nuts.
     
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    Hang in there TC. The waiting is the hardest part!!
     
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    You gonna have to wait til Dec this year.
     
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    Yep, but I'm eating about a quart bag of chestnuts a day anyway. Jack Frost can find his own...;)
     
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    The deer have started hammering down on them since the last time I was there.

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    I have too. This is how I spread them out in a pan in the warm oven to eliminate the weevils: (170 degrees for 30 min, and doesn't affect taste).

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