Pecan Grove ( Pecan Orchard and Senior Residence

January 25, 2009

Slow Progress

Filed under: Pecan Farming — knewman @ 3:27 pm

The builders finally notified us they weren’t going to have the building ready by January 31, as they had promised at the beginning of December.  That was becoming obvious as we watched the progress.  Now they’re saying it will be the last week in February.  A lot of things are happening and it’s easier to see what the end product will look like.  The following pictures show some of the interior work.

The stonework at the driveway entry is now complete.  The sewage system passed inspection on Friday and has been covered in since this picture was taken.

The lakeside porch roof had some “issues” and is being fixed.  This picture of the fishing pier out into the drained lake is a week or so old.  The pier is now complete, with a set of stairs going down into the lake at a special sandy swimming area.

Three bridges are being built around the lake so a walking track can be built.  The track will be about 1/2 mile long.  This is the foundation of one of the 2 small bridges.  The third 90 ft long bridge should be started this week.  Dredging of the lake and rebuilding of the dam is now complete.  The drain pipe that was keeping the lake drained has been plugged.  So now the lake can fill again.  We’ll need some serious rain to fill it up.

We can always find work to do.  Mike has been pruning the pecan trees.  It takes a lot of time to prune over 900 trees!  He’s less than half way done so far.  We bought a shredder, and yesterday a group of use shredded pecan branches into mulch.  We could probably sell more mulch than we did pecans, but Kathy’s planning on using it for gardening.


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