|English walnuts still in their green husk.|
The walnut crop is very, very small this year, possibly due to the wet and cool spring. We are going to have a Walnut Harvest Party anyway which is a celebration of the brisk weather as much as it is about collecting summer-in-a-shell. Here's the link to last year's harvest party.
Once again, you get to decide on the snake to be featured on this year's label. The 2011 candidates are: 3 rattlesnakes, a California mountain kingsnake and a western yellow-bellied racer. Pick your favorite for this year's label and say so in the comments below. The snake with the most votes goes on this year's label. What a beauty contest.
|California mountain kingsnake|
|Basking rattlesnake - in the orchard in the day, hunting garage mice at night.|
|Western yellow-bellied racer with an attitude.|
|Follow-up rattler - also appeared in the orchard.|
Okay, so vote in the comments for your favorite snake to appear on this year's label of 2011 Dipper Estate Walnuts. There probably won't be any walnuts to label, so that means a very limited edition printing.