We have friends who have a small pecan grove. They told us the trees were loaded this year and they are expecting a bumper harvest.
They let their friends and church family pick up pecans "on the halves." Meaning, we can pick up all the pecans we want and we give them half of what we harvest. Then they sell the pecans we help harvest to people who don't want to pick up their own.
My husband weighed ours on the bathroom scales when we got home and we think we got about 30 pounds. Of course they won't yield that much once my husband cracks and picks them out but it will yield lots.
We do plan to go back and harvest as many as we can.
30 pounds of pecans is not bad at all for our 2 or so hours of work.
My husband will have plenty of time to pick up more pecans and to crack and shell them as he just retired! And we are very happy about that too.