|at the house behind my neighbor|
We went to the house behind my neighbor. I let him use the pecan picker because he had a harder time bending to the ground than I do. He is about three years overdue for a hip replacement.
When we finished, he had picked up 56 pecans in the picker. I never count pecans, but I was curious as to how many the picker would hold. So, he counted them for me. For a person not suffering with back or hip o other orthopedic problems, picking up pecans is good exercise.
Just press the end on the pecan and it pops through the little blades. Then, to get the pecans out, you just hold the picker over a bucket and use fingers to pull it apart. That part is sort of a pain and the skill gets easier with practice.
|springs, hinges, blades--works well to capture pecans|
When full, hold it over a bucket or bag and pull back the black metal rods
When I bought the picker, the guy went into the back and got a rubber cane tip to the top end. He said it makes it more comfortable to press over and over again. He is right. You can see that in the full picture of the picker.
Even if I planted a pecan tree today, I would not see many pecans from harvests. Do you have a pecan tree?
Have you ever used a pecan picker, or do you own one? Do you have a pecan tree?