Which nut cracker is worth buying and which ones you should stay away from. This video shows you the worst and the best nut crackers for pecans.
We love our pecan trees but needed to move them to make way for our new shelling plant. Watch the process of cutting the branches (or poling) so that we can move them to their new spot.
It's fascinating to watch big machines move 30 year old trees to their new home.
Ever wonder why you see the trees with the trunks painted white? Watch this video and see why.
Watch as we use the DR Chipper Shredder to take care of all the branches generated from moving and pruning the trees.
Sometimes you need a chainsaw to get through the heavy job of maintaining the orchard. Watch as I show you how to use a chainsaw.
Did you know that pecan trees need zinc in order to produce nuts and be healthy? Watch as they spray the trees and learn about this process.
Watch and learn how we put in the dirt in so that we can keep our irrigation water where we want it to be.
Watch as they mow down the weeds and grass in an orchard.
In order for to harvest the nuts from the very top of the tree in the most efficient way. Big machines put arms around the trees and shake them until all the nuts fall. In the beginning, farmers would have to use long bamboo poles to knock the nuts from the trees. This is definitely a better way.
After the trees are shaken, another big machine comes in and sweeps everything that is on the orchard floor into rows. This gets it prepared for the next process. In the olden days, farmers would rake into rows or pick up the nuts by hand.
After the rows are established, another machine comes in and sucks up everything in the pile. The leaves and debris get shot out the side and the nuts go up the conveyor belt into the waiting trailer. Then it is off to the cleaning plant to remove anything that stayed that wasn't a pecan.