Pecans are on their way

Here is Harley enjoying some unripe pecans.

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These are from a branch that fell.  This poor tree must not be feeling so well.  It keeps losing branches.  Luckily I have 7 other pecan trees so there still should be a good crop this year.  I need to find out when the normally ripen although they usually say you’ll know because they start falling off the tree.  I’d just like to be prepared.

If you’d like some sent to ya just let me know.  🙂

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Today in Spring TX it is real windy.  Not sure if that is due to Isaac or just wind.  The unfortunate side effect of it being hot and windy is that it dries out my citrus trees and causes the fruit to split.  It works them same as it does with your skin I guess.

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I thought my plants were being attacked by disease but luckily that is not the case.  What I found via Google is they split because of moisture and the lack of it.  We get some rain and then the next day it is windy like today.  So the water is absorbed by the fruit of the plant but the skin of the fruit gets dried out because of the wind and can’t expand to accommodate the fruit absorbing more water and then it splits.  In order to combat this it said to water evenly.  I have to work on that.

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This creature did freak me out.  At first I thought it was a snake.  Figuring out it was a caterpillar wasn’t any more pleasant.  Sorry but I did have to eliminate it because a lot of them eat plants and cause disease and that’s not good.  If anyone can tell me what this really was that would be great.

Hope everyone is well and those in the path of Isaac are safe.

Visit http://www.harleybird.com to see updates, ebay items, facebook updates, and tweets.

Take care,
Jim and Harley

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