Time flies as they say and if you are a pecan grower time travels at warp speed! Our 2013 pecan harvest was very good. The weather was decent which enabled us to get our pecan crop into the warehouse in a timely manner. Our walk-in pecan store retail business was very brisk and our mail order business showed a substantial increase in sales. The first two months of 2014 were very busy as this is the time when I dig out from under my stacks of paperwork, compile figures for the accountant, reflect on the recent business year, and access what our plan for the current year will consist of.
Who would have thought that Little Eva Plantation would see snow on four different occasions within the last six weeks. It will only be a few short weeks before pecan bud break. Our orchard crew is busy picking up limbs, cutting down any dead or diseased pecan trees, and burning the piles of limbs. We will be pruning the young trees that were planted last year and have around 100 new trees that will need to be planted this year…as always lots, lots, and more to do at this Nut Farm!