Sunday, November 7, 2010


This fall we picked up over 11 gallons of pecans from our tree next to the top pasture. We had to fight the squirrels for every one but it was a battle well fought! The tin flashing you see around the trunk of the tree was my bright idea and it worked. I put it there to keep the squirrels from climbing the tree and carrying off the pecans. Last year they carried off every pecan but this year I fought back! When they tried to climb the tree and they hit the flashing they slid right back down to the ground.

There are a couple of men locally who have pecan cracking equipment and will crack the pecans for about 35 cents a pound. So we took the pecans to Mr. Barlow, and the end result is 10 pounds of shelled pecans. To buy 10 pounds of pecans in the grocery store would be over $90.

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! You guys made out! Of course, now I'm expecting to eat delicious homemade pecan pie next time I see you.:) The demands never end...