Hazel nutting
A Dorset observer, 1818
"The woods consist chiefly of hazel, which produce nuts in great profusion, to the relief and benefit of all the hamlets and villages for miles around. 
 
It is their second harvest, for when all the corn hath been got in, and the leasing in the fields at an end, the inhabitants betake themselves to the woods.  Whole families from distant places flock thither, bring their little cots, provisions, utensils and every necessary for their comfort, that they can provide themselves with, and make their abode there for whole weeks at a time. 
 
Fuel they have at hand in great plenty and after the fatigue of the day they make large fires, which they sit around, eat their scanty meal, then slip from the green shells their day's gathering, talk over their success, crack their jokes, as well as their nuts and, clothed with innocence and simplicity, are much happier than most of the princes of Europe"
 
Ashley Hutchings - spoken word