The first pecans of the season. Trust me, there will be more. A lot more...
We inherited three pecan trees when we moved into our house, over a dozen years ago. One of them is about 75 years old and still producing. This year looks like it will be a bumper crop, and, so far, the squirrels have had little impact (this seems to be a lean year for the squirrel population).
Squirrels and pecan trees seem to go together. Often during the summer, I'll be sitting outside reading and a pesky squirrel will throw a pecan at me. Swear to god. They throw them at the dogs, too--no wonder they go crazy barking at the little rodents.
Anyway, I'm looking forward to the harvest. Pecans are, hands down, my favorite nut. I start my day by sprinkling them on my cereal. As brain food, walnuts top the list, but pecans up are up there, even so. Since they are my local crop, I'll go with them.
Pecans are not native to this part of Texas (few trees are), but they are native elsewhere in the state. I love my three big trees.