I'm getting ready to hit the road for Fort Worth. I'm going to CAST (Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching) for a few days to hawk our degree program, Natural History and Humanities. In order to save the taxpayers of the Great State a few bucks, I'm staying in a cheap hotel, and I am not at all sure I will have access to wireless. So I may be entering radio silence until I return on Saturday.
Before I leave, I have a few garden chores to do. I need to water the carrots, check to see that the cold frame's lid is ready to go in case we have a freeze while I'm gone, and pick up whatever pecans fell during last night's wind.
I use a favorite tool to pick up the pecans:
I don't know what it's called, but I do know I never have to bend over when I use it. When you are picking up hundreds of nuts, it becomes a steady friend. Plus, with that slinky thingy on the end, it just looks like a party waiting to happen, doesn't it?
See y'all on Saturday, if not before!