Pecans & Ivan Illich

Full Moon.

Today was cool and sunny.  It was a real nice day.  My parents visited and we cooked hamburgers on our little charcoal grill.

The pecan trees are starting to drop their bounty.  Picked up 6 lbs of nuts (technically they’re a drupe).  This is just the beginning.  There are 15 pecan trees here.  They’ll be a few hundred pounds if we harvest most of them.  Fortunately, there’s a pecan business in the small town near us where we can get them mechanically shelled.  I don’t want to shell 200lbs or more by hand! We’ll store them in the freezer for use in all sorts of cooking….not to mention just eating straight up.

By Ivan Illich:  Deschooling Society

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