we're enjoying a sunny warm day in georgia
on my dad's farm.
he offered the kids one dollar a pound for pecans they picked up.
his method of getting them out of the tree:
shake the limbs with the tractor.
the kids method of picking up the pecans:
fast and furious.
any way they could.
they quickly filled the bucket.
which weighed twenty pounds.
i have some happy kids now.
with five dollars each.
the first house we ever owned in birmingham, alabama
had a huge pecan tree.
that tree was a good lesson on being a steward of the world around us.
we're off to ride some horses.