Hickory nuts, to be precise!

This evening the entire family took a walk to the woods to gather the fallen hickory nuts, before the squirrels and other woodland creatures get them first.  Though a bit tricky to crack, these jewels of the forest are certainly worth the effort.

It was a lovely evening, warmer than it has been of late and perfect for walking…though a few of the children chose alternate forms of transportation.  Aren’t big brothers the best?