Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bales of Cotton in Kansas

Last week, before Thanksgiving, my brother Mountain Man was in the area for about a day. With the boys in school and DR at work, Mountain Man and I decided to take a drive through the countryside. We came upon a cotton field that had just started to be harvested.

Check out how big these bales of cotton are!! There was some farm equipment sitting in the field but no one was around so we didn't get a chance to ask anyone cotton picking questions or see anything being done. But it was kind of fun to walk around and check out what a field of cotton looks like.

It was a cold morning and there was still a hard frost on the ground but what you see above isn't frost but cotton! It seemed to be scattered everywhere.

Here Mountain Man and I walked into the field and he's standing at the edge of what had been harvested.

I'm not sure what kind of conditions are ideal for cotton but I never expected to see any grow in Kansas. I also thought it would have been harvested before now too. But I'm glad there's cotton here because I think it's beautiful...all that snowy whiteness.

Here's the empty pod (I guess that's what you'd call it) the cotton grew inside of. A pretty little star. Maybe next year I'll be lucky enough to see a cotton harvester in action.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa. I didn't know that cotton was grown outside of the southeast in the State. That's pretty cool. Cotton is actually quite pretty! Thanks for sharing the pictures.


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