It’s that time of year again when the Pecans are ready to be picked. I got out the stepladder yesterday afternoon and managed to harvest a gallon of these tasty paper shell nuts. My son was worried I would fall and insisted on holding the ladder for me. He kept telling me I was too old to be climbing up on things. lol I don’t know when that happened. :) Of course I ignored his warnings and kept picking as many as I could reach without falling. A couple of years ago Mother Nature made it easy for me by bringing a Nor’easter through here and kindly blowing all the ripened nuts down to the ground. Since normally I have to fight the squirrels to get a share of the crop it was a nice change to have equal opportunity. Unlike those greedy little pests, I was generous and left them plenty to store away for the winter. This year they had the advantage being able to scurry up the tree early on and take what they want. And they’ve made a mess of my yard dropping empty shells and half eaten nuts everywhere. At least while their occupied with the Pecan Tree they don’t mess with my flower bulbs too much. I’ve found a few Narcissus bulbs that were displaced so they could bury their pecans however. You just can’t win sometimes. lol Hope everyone is having a nice week so far, it’s been beautiful here with temps in the 70′s yesterday. Have a good rest of your week in or out of the garden.