Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice coats native pecan groves

    Last week we had 3 days of harvest-able weather conditions. All was going smoothly until our pecan tree shaker flew to pieces just as the weather was beginning to take a turn for the worse. Over the weekend we had a little over an inch of rain including a quarter inch of ice accumulation. This morning the sun finally broke through the clouds making our ice covered native pecan groves sparkle (photo above).

       We still have pecans to harvest (photo at left), but it looks like the ice won't be melting off the trees until Christmas day. After that,  the ground will need to dry before harvest can resume. While we wait for harvest conditions to return, we will be busy repairing the shaker (and trying to stay warm!).