Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cotton Fields

Yesterday my husband and I went to visit his sister and on the way to her house we passed several cotton fields. Finally as we got closer to his sister's house I could not hold it any longer I made him stop the car so that I could get out and go and touch the cotton growing. I could not believe that cotton actually grows just like the balls you get at the drug store. YOu know the cotton balls that we use to cleanse our faces, I know that there is more of a process to it than just picking the cotton and using it. I went on a search to find out more about the process and found some very interesting articles. On article talks about how the cotton is picked then separated from the seed. There are certain machines that are used for this process and you can read about them in on this website called Cotton's Journey. Of course I took these pictures so that anybody that has not seen cotton growing up close and personal here it is through my eyes. One day I will go to the fields when I see the cotton trucks out there picking and processing. Until then here are some photos I took.


Lisa-Needle Wood Designs said...

Wow! I have never seen it growing and that's amazing. It's so beautiful! Did it feel rougher than the cotton balls we are used to using? I'd imagine so! I'll be its prickly to pick too. Thanks for sharing!

BlossomingTree said...

I passed several cotton fields when I was on a road trip once. I couldn't stop looking at them. It was the first time I'd seem them in real life.

Waterrose said...

A farmer grows a ton of cotton right next to our house. When guests visit and it is ready for picking, they always want to go over and get a stem. I've wanted to ask the farmer if I can have some to make a cotton batt for my quilts. I've watched the equipment pick it and then "bale." It's a cool process. Here they bale it in a rectangle about 15x8x8 in white plastic. I would like to see the next process of getting the seeds out.