Monday, June 4, 2012

Rin & The Giant Squirrel

If you have children in your life, you've probably heard of the movie James and the Giant Peach. Well, what you would do if you encountered a giant squirrel? We encountered one and what do you think we did? We tore off the highway to get a picture of it, of courseOn our way to Austin yesterday, we spotted a larger-than-life squirrel holding a pecan in her little paws and we thought, "Photo op!" So, we pulled off the highway onto a gravel road and into the parking lot for a photo of this critter.

First, there are a few things you should know about this adorable creature: She is a "she," her name is "Ms. Pearl," she is the mascot of the Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Company in Cedar Creek, Texas and she isn't a live squirrel, although she is very "real" to everyone.

The Berdoll Pecan Farm has been family-owned and operated for 27 years. In 1980 Hal and Lisa Berdoll planted their 7,000 pecan tree orchard on the Colorado River bottom. In 2008 they expanded their orchard to 340 acres and have 15,000 trees in the orchard and 90,000 in the nursery. The varieties of pecans in their orchard are Choctaw, Pawnee, Wichita, Kiowa and Cheyenne. They take great pride in the quality of their products as they sell the pecans they raise in-shell, cracked, shelled and candied. All of the chocolate and flavored pecans are made in their own commercial kitchens. Can't get to Cedar Creek, Texas? No can order online at:

Rin & The Giant Squirrel, Ms. Pearl
Aren't both ladies cute?

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