Monday, December 28, 2015

Harvest season ends

   We worked hard during the week before Christmas to finish up our second pass over the grove with the harvester (photo above). And its a good thing we did! It started raining on the day after Christmas and continued raining for 3 days. All total, over 6.5 inches of rain fell on the Pecan Experiment Field during this winter storm. By Sunday night the Neosho River spilled over it banks and began flooding our pecan groves.

        By Monday morning, flood waters covered the road to the Experiment field  (photo above). Fortunately, our buildings and the pecans stored inside those buildings stayed well above this flood.  Once we can return safely to the farm, we will need to finish cleaning the 2015 pecan crop and get those nuts sold.