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.