Sunday, January 4, 2009

We have a pecan tree in our backyard. I never really thought much of it until I started seeing all these "Pecans for Sale" signs around town. I realized when I had to buy lots of pecans around Christmas just how expensive those suckers can be, so I decided to harvest my own! I now realize why they are so expensive - they are near impossible to get out of the shell and it is hard, time-consuming work! I got enough to fill a quart Ziploc bag, so I felt pretty good about that. They are in the freezer until I need them!


Jonathan said...

You need one of those pecan sheller/crackers that uses a rubber band and heavy metal "knocker" piece. VERY effective.

You can find one like I'm talking about here:

Marissa said...

Yes, I guess I do need one of those! I didn't use the pliers/wrench/whatever the whole time. I eventually borrowed a real nutcracker from the in-laws, which made it much easier.