I’ve been meaning to write something here for a while… I have missed my cotton time. I need to visit a cotton field or two. Maybe ten.
And as Facebook memories showed me how I spent a Friday night years ago on a drive for Memphis, I had to share as I think I am well overdue for stopping in random cotton fields as I travel too. Reminded I need to just get going again so here I post.
I have no idea whether the 2021 crop looks this good in Missouri and am realizing I need to spend some time figuring it out. This video was taken in 2017 and that was a really good year for a lot of U.S. cotton farmers although Hurricane Harvey took a bite of Texas. Somehow a lot of people got rains when they needed it and hot sunny days when they needed those. Having been at home a lot more than previous years, I need to catch up.
Sure, I know 2021 has presented challenges, but it is a bit harder to keep a handle on them when you aren’t in the middle of it on a regular basis. And this is the time of year, farmers are beginning to really see what may make it to harvest (if a hurricane, hail or some other storm doesn’t hit).
Have you had a chance to check out a cotton field recently? Have you ever seen one?
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I’m ready to see a cotton plant loaded up with cotton bolls and blooming out the top! Bet I make it to a cotton field soon!