Well, we're continuing to shuck black walnuts on a daily basis. Our tree is dropping a grocery bag full almost everyday. It's almost hard keeping up! We have the process down to a science, exchanging running over them with a car to simply using a splitting maul (Brian's bright idea). The evening here are still warm, so we have a great time at the end of the day shucking in the driveway watching the dogs run after apples.The kitchen table has been our drying location for the last two weeks. I tried the basement, but without a dehumidifier the nuts just molded. We have a fan on them almost constantly, so we're making great progress. We decided to crack one open yesterday to see how they were coming. As it turns out, we don't have a nutcracker, so we used a hammer. It seemed to work pretty well, but I think we'll invest in something that doesn't demolish the nut quite so much. From what I've read online, walnuts only have to dry 2-3 weeks, so we should be cracking by the end of the month!