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Saturday, November 7, 2015

First Pecan harvest of 2015 and a good change at our home

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.  
Their grove is in a peaceful part of the country and the picking is relaxed and pleasant.
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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.  

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  1. How wonderful! They are very expensive here. Also a lot of things you can do with them. What a blessing! xxx

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    1. It is a wonderful blessing, Annabel. We like pecans in banana bread and pecan pie and they are wonderful just to eat plain- either raw or roasted and salted.
      Pecans are expensive in the US too

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  3. It's nice your husband is now retired so the two of you can do what you want when you want.

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    1. Thank you Joyful. I expect we will be as busy as ever, but doing what we choose and not controlled by his work time clock.

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  4. Wow, that's gonna be some work. Happy shelling!

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    1. Tori, my husband likes doing it so it truly is a win-win situation.

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  5. You saved a ton of money by harvesting those. I would love to have pecan trees!

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    1. Yes, it is huge money saved. My husband likes doing the whole process, too!

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  6. What a neat arrangement to pick pecans! Congratulations on your husband's retirement! He will never be bored believe me!

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    1. It is a great arrangement! Would you believe they can't get enough harvesters, even with this generous set up?

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  7. Congratulations to Jeff on his retirement!
    I'm jealous about the pecans - what a great bargain.

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  8. Congratulations on your husband's retirement! So exciting!
    Great deal on the pecans.

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  9. Well good for Jeff! I know you're both looking forward to the 'new' phase of life and now he'll get to spend more time with the littles while they are little, too. Totally jealous over the pecans. I was just reading that I'd picked up over 200 pounds from out little tree in the back yard a few years ago. Not one, and I mean not ONE, on the tree this year. I plan to scout a litle and see if any of the trees I can reach on our place has any. I'm afraid so much of our land has grown up that I'll not be able to get those few that do have nuts.

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    1. Terri, I remember the year you got the very bountiful harvest. Pecans are funny- some years you get them and some years you don't. Oklahoma had a lot of rain this year and I guess that is what helped them grow so much.
      I hope you find some to harvest.

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  10. What a blessing! Pecans, and nuts in general, can be expensive. The least expensive I have found are close to $7 lb for halves at Sams. Congrats on hubbys retirement! We have a long way to go, but I am ready to spend my days with Chuck. Enjoy your time together!

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    1. Hi Wendi, nuts are expensive and we like them so much so we are really happy for the bountiful harvest this year.
      Thank you for the retirement congrats, we are already enjoying our time together and hope to do so for a long time, The Lord Willing!

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  11. Pecans are so expensive in the stores. I am glad you have been so blessed by your friend.

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  12. Pecans are so expensive in the stores. I am glad you have been so blessed by your friend.

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    1. They are expensive here too and we are very grateful for this harvest season,

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  13. Congratulations to Jeff on his retirement! I am hoping for sunny weather so that I can pick up pecans from our trees this coming week. I will most likely keep some and sell the others to go into the new house fund. I am impressed with Jeff cracking them himself. That is one of the few things I gladly pay to have done.

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    1. Hi Dawn, there is a big pecan operation here that will crack and blow them. But Jeff likes doing it and there's not any rush,

      I'm so happy your new home building is underway.

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  14. What a good deal! Our tree had a bumper crop two years ago, not many last year or this year. This must be normal for pecan crops. I've just let the crows have a go at them this year since I have so many left in the freezer from two years ago.

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    1. Pecans keep for years in the freezer. I'm guessing your crows will be fat and sassy now :)

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