Last fall, I was fortunate enough to beat the local critters to some of the hazelnuts that blessed our area. I gathered about 5 lbs worth. Of course, the husks need to dry before the nuts can be removed reliably.
With an injured ankle, and vigilant family hounding me to keep from using it, I sat down to remove the now dry husks. While 5 pounds of nuts sounds like a lot, and looked like a lot with the husks, it fills not much more that a single quart sized jar with the husks removed.
Here they are. I am half way through the complete process. Next, I need to shell them.
Life is good!