Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cotton Picking in December?

Cotton Picking used to be in September, a month with an "R", right for rabbit, oysters, and "cotton picking" mullet.
Kids living on farms often didn't start school until October, because they had been picking cotton with their bare hands and a sack around a shoulder.

Nowadays the crop is gathered by machine, and we might say that the cotton is harvested rather than picked.

This cotton field, at I-16 and GA 15 is farmed by Jerry Rogers. The top pictures were made Monday while the weather was cloudy, but fair. By Tuesday a bale had been harvested, and then the rains came pouring down. This afternoon the field looked like this (above) with the very top of the hill harvested clean and wet cotton still standing below.

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