A week into harvest,
we have collected 1000 pounds
of organic pecans. Primarily two varieties:
the rounder, plainer Kansa
and the pointier, more marked, slightly larger Pawnee.
The natives aren’t ready for harvesting
and by the time they are
there may be no more energy
to harvest them, especially since
they are smaller
and getting the nutmeats out
is tedious. The wildlife
may get most of them.
After they are harvested,
the pecans have to be separated
from any husks
then dried. They are drying
on screens in Ann’s garage
and on sheets in Frank’s garage.
Friends Ruth and David Atterbury
came last week and helped with the sorting.
Juliette Hulen helped Sundaywith the harvesting and sorting.
Oklahoma City University students
are scheduled to help soon
and Ann’s sons and their families
arrive mid-week for three days
and celebrating this year’s
abundant pecan crop.
We’ll keep you posted.
(And if you want to come help,
just let us know!)