Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Withdrawals and Pecans
I've been without internet for hours which seems like days. Seems a storm knocked out the broadband and a man had to drive from Lubbock. Texas to climb the tower. Oh well I did make myself useful when I wasn't checking to see if I could get on. When cleaning the room behind the garage I found a bucket of pecans pushed to the back and forgotten about. I think they were not very good when someone gave them us so thats why they were forgotten. I had a good idea (I thought it was) to take them to the ranch and fill one of the holes in the lane. When we drive over them they would make perfect fill. John had other ideas of course. He decided we would each take half a bucket and spread them along the dry creek bed and see if any would come up. I don't see how they could grow when they are dry and dead inside but I humored him. I walked one direction and he walked the other spreading them out. It was good exercise and I found a lovely place for a picnic. We did have a pecan tree come up at one of our rent properties that we didn't plant so we figured a squirrel planted it. My inlaws had pecan trees tall like you would see on a river bottom and back in the day they harvested enough to pay all their taxes which I'm sure wouldn't be so now. A good friend and neighbor had very tall pecan trees also and she detested the squirrels stealing them. She set a trap and caught as many as she could then she would put them in the trunk of her car and haul them to the cemetary and release them. My inlaws are buried at this same cemetary so when I go there and see squirrels playing I think they must surely be ancestors of the ones Holly, my neighbor released. Can you tell pecans are my favorite nut?