If you're like most people, you'll likely be eating nuts of some sort as part of holiday nut sampler, but do you know how they’re harvested? After the jump, a clip from Our Daily Bread, a documentary by Nikolaus Geyrhalter. Basically, a tractor with a giant arm shakes the crap out of the tree in question, after which a sort of industrial vacuum cleaner–shovel scoops them up and dumps them on a tarp.
The Nut Harvest
With a giant mechanical arm going at the tree, it seems like beating the poor thing with a long stick would be a bit redundant, but I'm sure it serves a purpose. [via Coudal Partners]