We saw an old bird's nest.
We saw a maple tree.
We gathered the green hulled nuts from the fallen leaves.
It helped to the rake the leaves away with a stick.
Sometimes it helped to turn upside-down.
The hickory nut hulls made our hands smell wonderful.
You have to peel the hulls off before you crack the nuts. We cracked them with a rock.
He liked the way they tasted.
Hickory nuts are hard to crack without smashing the meat. That's why you have never seen hickory nuts in the grocery store. For a good article about how to harvest, dry, and crack them, try this link to Mother Earth Magazine: