For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday weekend means four days of over-eating, shopping for Christmas presents and watching football. However, for area pecan growers, the holiday weekend has been a great time to harvest pecans. The ground is dry and nuts are easily shaken from the trees. Today, we harvested nuts from our native pecan plots (photo above). Judging from the sound of nuts hitting the roof of the shaking tractor, we will probably harvest an average sized native crop in 2016.