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Cotton field nearing harvest
So much has been going on in our home lately, I'm lucky to have a few minutes to get this post up. Between another set of visitng relatives, a dog in the hospital because she got into a relative's human medications, and the usual colds and viruses going around, there has been no time for anything. The harvesting of the cotton fields here has been going on for a month and is now finished.
closer to harvest
I don't know whether the fields are sprayed with a defoliant or the leaves are left to die off naturally, but when the leaves are brown, harvesting begins.
The cotton is havested into huge bales like the one in the photo above. The bales are about ten feet high.
cotton bales lining the fields
The harvested cotton bales line all the fields in the area, and the edges of the roads that run along the sides of the fields.
The bales stay along side of the fields for a few days until they are picked up for processing. After that the fields are quickly plowed and planted again. And all we are left with are stray cotton balls blowing down our rural roads. Sometimes it looks like blowing snow.