Thursday, December 19, 2013

Finally! Pecan harvest resumes

    Over the past couple of days the pecan harvesters have been humming over the native pecan groves of Southeast Kansas. After weather delays due to rain and snow, soil conditions were finally favorable enough to pick pecans. Yields in the area are good, not great. Plentifully rain during midsummer of 2013 has meant that nut size and kernel fill are outstanding this year.
     Unfortunately, another winter storm is headed this way for the weekend. The weather man is promising rain, ice and snow. It looks like the 2013 harvest season will be stretching well into 2014.