Last week I was busily going about things & checked in on Twitter and somehow, almost miraculously I caught two tweets about Tennessee cotton. It was awesome!
First came this one from Shane Kinne with the photo at right.
— Shane Kinne (@ShaneKinne) May 9, 2011
Shane was down to learn about a cotton gin and although some may wonder what can be learned by visiting a gin in the off-season, I have to tell you it may be the only way to hear from a ginner!
In the peak part of ginning season, ginners are incredibly busy and the equipment is incredibly loud too. You can see some of what Shane saw here in a past post.
Later, my good friend Tracey Sullivan aka @aggal77 sent:
— Tracey Sullivan (@aggal77) May 10, 2011
With all the flooding we’ve had in our region, seeing a tractor pull a planter is an incredible thing! Of course now, we have degrees in the 50s and cotton likes that less than even I do! (And I’m complaining BIG TIME!) Young cotton seedlings and I will all be excited to see warmer weather later this week. I am sure I’ll come through relatively unscathed, hope we will be able to say the same for the cotton crop!
It’s amazing how a photo (or in this case two) from friends can put a smile on my face! I may just have to do these more often!