People, meet Lydia. She’s 8 and she cracks wild nuts like a boss. In this case, Shagbark Hickory, Let this be a lesson to us all. If SHE can do it, so can YOU! Persist. Stick with it, go after what you want, be patient, and have the right tools for the job. Gather nuts while the sun shines, my friends. The harder the shell, the sweeter the meat.