About 3 miles from our farm there is a large field of cotton
nearly ready to pick.
It's not a sight I'm used to seeing and it never
fails to amaze me.
According to Wikipedia - "cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a BOLL around the seeds of the
The botanical purpose of cotton fiber is to aid in
Who'd have thought that something like this...
Could be made into something like this...
I haven't seen them harvest the cotton yet
but this is what they use
Pretty cushy work sitting in an air conditioned
cab listening to a stereo on a comfy seat.
At one time picking cotton was back breaking work.
If you've ever seen the movie
PLACES IN THE HEART
Starring Sally Field
you'll remember just how hard it was on the
hands and back.
This is what all that cotton looks like once it's cut...
Looking at that big white bale
it's hard to believe that they make things like
this from it...
I'm referring to the jeans here!
Anyway...they'll soon be cutting the cotton in the field down the road and once again the field will be bare.
It won't be long until the fields around us will be covered
with something else white and fluffy.
I'm not quite ready for that yet...are you?
Have a great week.