Monday, November 10, 2014

Pickin' pecans

Harvesting Pawnee pecans

Shaking a Pawnee pecan tree
     What a great day for harvesting pecans. The weather was warm and sunny and all our harvest machines were operating perfectly (see photos). Unfortunately, the weatherman has forecast  a massive cold wave to push through the Midwest starting tonight. If we don't get much rain overnight, we'll be back to harvesting the rest of this week. But with high temperatures predicted to be only in the 30's (F), we'll need to break out the coveralls, warm hats and gloves and try to stay warm. It won't be as fun as it was today, but we need to beat the squirrels, crows, and deer to our nut crop.