There's an old joke about visiting my cousin.
The first question my mom will ask is, "Are they putting you to work?"
You can't stay here without pitching in. There's the story of a foreign
exchange student who on his first night was awoken at 2am to go the
orchard to cover the trees to protect them from the frost.
His parents called the next day and he told them that his host family
was making him work the fields.
This morning we husked walnuts and then went out to collect more. Each
walnut has a green fruit around it that has to be cut away or husked.
You use a curved knife and husk away.
To get the nuts off the tree I used a long pole with a hook and pulled
and shook the limbs and nuts until they fell off.
We worked for a few hours. Slow, methodical. Nice conversation.