Tuesday, November 27, 2007






Well we are getting closer to the end of the pecan harvest. You can see what one truck load of nuts looks like. We are guesstimating a 30,000 pound total. We will know for sure at the end of the week. The pictures show Danny picking up the nuts with the harvester. When the hopper is full, he dumps them into a wagon where they are carried to the building. Then we clean, grade, bag, & load. In about 2 more years we will eliminate the use of our trailers and have the buyer send his transfer trucks out to get them. That will be nice! When the buyer can get 40,000 pounds or more, he sends his own trucks out. Since we have a young farm, an increase in production is expected. The last picture shows part of the orchard after harvesting. CLEAN AS A WHISTLE! We are keeping our fingers crossed on prices.....farming is a heck of a gamble and one I don't enjoy!! That's whats been going on here. This is what we work for all year long. GOD has been good to us no matter what the market holds.

11 comments:

Revee said...

We hope the price market holds for y'all. That sure is a lot of work! Ginger and Gracelyn wanted to know what it felt like to sit in all those pecans! LOL.

dot said...

Tina, where's the picture you were sending???

Jen said...

That is so cool. And looks like alot of hard work. But I know it has to be worth it. It is just beautiful where you live.

Farmer Blu's Wife said...

WOW... that is a lot of pecans. I hope you get a really good price for them.

Andrea said...

Pecan farming looks interesting. I love pecans. They should be bringing good money this year because the ones on the shelf at the grocery store are high. Good luck.

david mcmahon said...

G'day from Australia,

30,000 lbs - that is SOME harvest. Good luck with the future.

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oldmanlincoln said...

Hello, and thanks for the visit to my blog and for your comment about my hawk. The hawks come here almost every day. Yesterday was special as we had a conversation or I talked to it a lot. He would move around but stayed within a few feet of me for about 30 minutes. Anyway. I like hawks and most other birds. We used to get a garter snake here now and then but even with a rock pile I don't get them anymore. I used to see snakes killed along the roads but haven't seen one killed in years.

Your harvest of pecans is really looking great. And the trees look neat and as you said, clean as a pin.

Also liked your previous posts with the baby. What a beautiful baby you have.

You also have a very nice blog. I hope you take the time to explore some of mine as there are some nice pictures on the website oldmanlincoln.com and other places or on other blogs.

Thanks again.

Sister--Three said...

You are nuts...pecans that is.

Patty said...

Its much the same here in Texas, and you never go far without seeing people out gathering pecans in their front yards, or around businesses.

patsy said...

to answer your question about chickens leghorns will lay longer and more eggs. red sexlings are good also. they lay brown eggs.
the grand boy is only a year older than the twins. i wish some one would explain what mr. linky is!