Wednesday, May 02, 2007











PULLING UP OLD ONES & PLANTING NEW ONES...... this is a heck of a job & an expensive one. The end of January & the first part of Febuary is when we re-plant the pecan trees that died the year before. We have to plant when the tree is dormant. As you can see there are a few steps involved but blogger would NOT allow me to put them in order.

1st pic...Putting a new tree in a fresh hole.

2nd pic...Leveling and packing the tree & the dirt.

3rd & 4th pic...packing the dirt down.

5th pic...Hooking the wench to the old dead tree root to pull it out of the hole.

6th pic...pulling the old dead root out. You cant do this by hand.

7th pic...This should be the 1st pic. It shows digging a hole for a new tree.

8th pic...Sizing the hole for the root system.

9th pic...Attaching the leveler to prevent placing the tree too deep or too shallow.

Even though it is past planting time, I just thought I would show you the process. I am hoping that the Easter freeze & the drought doesnt cause us to do much of this next winter. It has been our hopes that growing pecans would be part of our retirment check. We have been blessed that everything for the farm has been paid for in cash but sometimes we fret when we see a small crop or things that hinder production. We are blessed again that we dont have to depend on a pecan crop to pay our bills & most importantly that our trust lies within God & His faithfulness.

25 comments:

Lori B said...

What are you digging the hole for??
Just wondering.

Lori B said...

OK I looked again. Are you planting a bunch of trees?

Tina Leigh said...

Lori I had to come back & finish the post...lol!

Trella said...

It sure does look like a lot of work! I love pecans. My aunt has some pecan trees, and I hope to have one, one day.
Blessings,
Trella

dot said...

Tina, I have left a message for you on your phone about this post. How many trees did ya'll have to replace?

Momma Roar said...

Ooohh, looks like fun! I love ripping things out of the ground! So does my hubby! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the education. I have discovered that my brother is not really blogging..it is another faking by Smart Sister. Sis 3

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the education. I have discovered that my brother is not really blogging..it is another faking by Smart Sister. Sis 3

Kelli said...

That looks like a big job, Tina!! You have a wonderful outlook on life and trusting in God!!
Kelli

Betty said...

Tina Leigh, I guess we forget everyone is not from the south and doesn't know about pecan trees, etc. As long as it takes pecan trees to grow and begin bearing, you need to plant them when you're yound.....

You have your faith in the right place........

Marci said...

Tina, I hope you don't have too much death from this year either. We just saw in our paper that the apple crop here is not going to be good. Some lost up to 90% of their apples this year with the freeze.

Revee said...

Wow, what a lot of work! But I'm glad there are those you in the pecan world who do it so people like me can have yummy pecans!!

patsy said...

i hope yhe young trees live. there is a lot of work in farming.

~ Amy ~ said...

Well, I know nothing about pecan trees, but I do know that any farmer that has his farm stuff paid for and can pay in cash is simply amazing.

Kelli said...

Happy Mother's Day, Tina!
Lots of love,
Kelli

Lori B said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Mothers Day! I hope you had a wonderful day!

Jen said...

I love pecans...love them. I'm slowly trying to get back into blogging.....God and bloggin are getting me through this move....

Anonymous said...

Tina, did you fall in one of those holes? Are you out there? sis 3

Tracey said...

That's a lot of work!

Rhoda said...

That looke like a lot of work, Tina! But, I love pecans & wish I had a few trees around. They sure are expensive in the stores.

Rhoda

The Salems said...

blessing in deed..

God is good to all the thankful and the un- thankful .. those whohave believed in God son .. will go home justified..

Anonymous said...

Tina...did they put you in one of those holes...where are you...are
you out there somewhere. Sis 3

Mrs.Garcia said...

Tina Leigh, Pecan trees. Oh my I have two in my Backyard.
God Bless,
Mrs.Garcia

Marci said...

I have sure missed you. Hope you are OK and that you come back soon!!

~ Janice ~ said...

Hi Tina,
I'm back blogging again. I hope we can reconnect soon! You must be a busy girl. I miss you! :o)
Janice (used to sign as Flora)