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M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC

M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC is a family owned and operated farm. Pecans are harvested on-site and available for purchase. Harvesting services are available.

Operating as usual

03/11/2022

There is really not a lot of exciting news while you are waiting for trees to grow and produce. However, there is a learning curve to any new enterprise. Our efforts to grow saplings from nuts have been dismal. Soil samples from nursery pots have revealed sodium at toxic levels for pecan trees. Further testing identify the source is our public water supply. The sodium level is high enough to be a problem for people who need a low sodium diet. Sadly, the public water supply is not testing for this. We are looking at reverse osmosis filtration or going to rain water for our future water source.

Before and after pruning. You can see it better if you enlarge the trunk. The goal is to have a solid trunk as high as w...
03/10/2021

Before and after pruning. You can see it better if you enlarge the trunk. The goal is to have a solid trunk as high as we can reach with our hand while standing on the ground. This gives the shaker enough room to grab the trunk and it allows air flow under the canopy to deter fungal growth.

11/14/2020

New addition to the farm! Have you ever wondered how pecan farmers get nuts off their trees? This shaker can handle a tree that is 2 feet diameter.

2019 harvest reaped a total 8400 pounds. For comparison, 2017 total was 5600 and 2018 was 2700 pounds. From those figure...
01/07/2020

2019 harvest reaped a total 8400 pounds. For comparison, 2017 total was 5600 and 2018 was 2700 pounds. From those figures, it is easy to recognize the alternate bearing issue that is naturally present in pecan trees.

While quantity was up, quality varied greatly. Lack of rain and extreme heat in late summer and through the fall resulted in poor kernel development. Prices this year varied as a result. Native nuts saw prices from $0.50 to $0.90 per pound. Elliott nuts got as high as $1.25 on the market. Other hybrid varieties were often graded by buyers. Usually they brought low native price or in some cases, the buyer rejected the nuts because the quality was so poor. Buyers desire 40% or higher kernel yield. They calculate that LA natives will render around 30%. Prices reflect this.

Our farm has planted between 2013 and 2019 approximately 750 trees. None of these are producing yet. We are still growing trees, learning how to control grass and weeds on 50 acres with approximately 1500 lawn mower obstacles. However, God is good and progress is being made. Apologies for rare posts but this is slow work.

The smaller teardrop pecan is from a 50-year-old Elliot tree. The larger pecan is from a 5-year-old Creek tree. The Cree...
09/25/2019

The smaller teardrop pecan is from a 50-year-old Elliot tree. The larger pecan is from a 5-year-old Creek tree. The Creek variety is known to be an early producer, though after around 20 years it tends to become an over-producer which will lower its actual kernel production. We planted Creeks to supplement our harvest while the other varieties mature. It’s amazing seeing the fruits of our labor. (Photobomb curtesy of Sparky)

Pecan Harvesting and Processing
03/09/2019
Pecan Harvesting and Processing

Pecan Harvesting and Processing

An in-depth look at the orchard to storefront processes of pecan harvesting at Swift River Pecans LLC located in Fentress, Texas.

The sun shining down on the orchard today.
06/10/2018

The sun shining down on the orchard today.

Grafting trees in the orchard! Future Creek and Gafford Pecan trees!
05/18/2018

Grafting trees in the orchard! Future Creek and Gafford Pecan trees!

04/13/2018

Busy day at the farm!

Busy day at the farm!
04/13/2018

Busy day at the farm!

Photos from M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC's post
01/07/2018

Photos from M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC's post

Cutting poison ivy vines at the McCormick Orchard
01/07/2018

Cutting poison ivy vines at the McCormick Orchard

Today the process began to rejuvenate the McCormick Orchard located between Bunkie and Evergreen. The first step is to c...
01/02/2018

Today the process began to rejuvenate the McCormick Orchard located between Bunkie and Evergreen. The first step is to clear the orchard floor. Poison ivy vines completely cover the bark of these tree trunks and must be removed.

USDA (NASS) Pecan Crop Production Report
12/13/2017
USDA (NASS) Pecan Crop Production Report

USDA (NASS) Pecan Crop Production Report

On October 12, 2017 the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture released the Crop Production Report. In the Crop production report US pecan farmers reported their production acreage along with an estimate of their 2017 p

12/08/2017
Got a little snow on the farm last night 😍
12/08/2017

Got a little snow on the farm last night 😍

Some pictures of our recent harvest, our tiny worker bees, and the load taken to sale.
11/23/2017

Some pictures of our recent harvest, our tiny worker bees, and the load taken to sale.

Timeline photos
04/05/2017

Timeline photos

Arial view of the trees!
09/20/2016

Arial view of the trees!

Pecan trees make a great view from a hammock!
08/29/2016

Pecan trees make a great view from a hammock!

Photos from M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC's post
07/14/2016

Photos from M. S. Mouliere Farm, LLC's post

Some gorgeous pictures taken of the farm! Awesome job, Emily!
07/13/2016

Some gorgeous pictures taken of the farm! Awesome job, Emily!

Fall is right around the corner! These beauties will be falling before we know it!
09/02/2015

Fall is right around the corner! These beauties will be falling before we know it!

Four months ago we planted this Creek tree, along with many others. These nutlets are a sign for a promising future!
05/30/2015

Four months ago we planted this Creek tree, along with many others. These nutlets are a sign for a promising future!

Some photos from around the farm!
12/21/2014

Some photos from around the farm!

Address

1686 Highway 1176
Bunkie, LA
71322

Telephone

(318) 614-0036

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Love the place. God bless! 😊