Tom and I like to take Max on walks near the river in a wooded area that belongs to the paper mill. It is so beautiful, although sometimes the paper mill stench can ruin it, but Max just loves running free ahead of Tom and sniffing everything in his path. We notice this summer that the little creek is lined with pecan trees. So Sunday, we went out and collected some pecans. It was a new experience for me, I have never picked nuts before. I am looking forward to a pecan pie at Thanksgiving made with these nuts and I am sure we will have enough to throw into some pumpkin bread.