This year seemed to fly by. I couldn't quite get my act together to get the catalog completed this year. Between our loving family, expanding business, and regular mom duties, I could not wrap my brain around everything that has happened this past year. We are so grateful that it has been a busy year! Our whole gang is ready for the New Crop Pecans 2015. We had a tremendous crop of pecans last year. This year due to dry conditions there are fewer produced pecans, but we are happy to see the same great quality. We offer several varieties: Pawnee, Choctaw, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Wichita.
The Berdoll family had a great 2015. Business is booming and the demand for pecans is growing. Our main focus this year was marketing the store and purchasing new equipment. With our growing business, we are realizing the need to automate more. Our children, Logan (4.5) and Halle (20 months), keep us busy, but we are thankful they enjoy being at work with us. We can bribe them to stay at the pecan store or processing plant a little longer when we offer them their favorite Milk Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters. Hal and Lisa are busy buying and selling land, always a passion of theirs. Most importantly they love on their six grandchildren. Tears are shed by the kids when they have to leave Nana and Papa's. They spoil them rotten with popsicles, swimming, gator rides, horse riding, and lots of love. Brandon and Brandi are still adding onto their sawmill business. Their facility is truly unique. Their son, Clay (4), and the newest addition to our family, Emily (7 months), keep them busy. Kylene and Will have the family's little country girls, Kyndall (5) and Kenzie(2.5). They love to help with their horses, deer, chickens, and sheep. Kylene is a part- time massage therapist, and Will is in law enforcement.
Many thrilling things happened at Berdoll's this year. In February, the Food Factory of America filmed the making of our pecan pies. In May, Ms. Pearl (our 14 foot squirrel) got a remodel. She was repainted and now stands on a new deck. In July, we purchased a new pecan vending machine and added a Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company sign on the west side of our processing plant. To celebrate National Pecan Pie Day, we held our 3rd Annual Pecan Pie eating contest. Berdoll's is now delivering to numerous wholesale accounts, so we had our delivery van wrapped with pictures of Ms. Pearl and some of our best-selling Chocolate Pecans.
We are looking forward to a fantastic 2015 Holiday Season, and we are ready to kick off 2016. Come by the store and see us. We are open 7 days a week! We love to receive pictures via email or on social media. This year visit us at our holiday booth at Barton Creek Mall in November and December! We love to stay in touch with our customers, so email your pictures and follow us on Instagram @BerdollPecans, Facebook Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co., and Twitter. Thank you for all of your business!