Saturday, November 15, 2008
It is raining pecans!
The pecan trees in my yard are beginning to drop their load of nuts in the wind today. I picked up about three-quarters of a five gallon bucket full this afternoon; although there are plenty more on the trees....and I only picked up the ones in the front yard. I have about 12 pecan trees surrounding my house, which is a blessing and curse. They are old trees, with huge branches that go out over the house. I am just waiting for one to come crashing through the roof, as it almost did a few years ago. I would cut them down, but I love the pecans and the shade that they provide around the house during the hot summers....so I risk it. I did learn one interesting thing about picking up pecans today.....cats are just no help at all.