Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fields of Cotton

Hubby and I went to Myrtle Beach last month. We enjoy road trips together when there is no timetable and we can enjoy looking at the scenery. Take a look at what we saw on the way down.





Don't the cotton plants look so soft? 




These are the cotton pickin' machines. hehehe That was supposed to sort of be a joke. They're actually cotton gins. One of them will pick 6 rows at a time, and the smaller one can only pick 4 rows at a time.
http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/whitneyo.htm


This is what it looked like after it had been picked.

Have you ever seen cotton fields?

20 comments:

Paula said...

I love seeing fields of cotton on our way to the beach. I'd like to have some for decorating!

Diann said...

My grandpa lived on a cotton farm when he was a child. Once he turned 16 he would work different cotton fields as well as his own. His hands were always in almost a claw like position. He could not straighten his fingers out due to years of picking cotton.

Redo 101 said...

Fascinating, I can't for the life of me figure out how a machine can know how to pick the cotton out of 6 rows, or even one row, or even one plant. Was that Eli Whitney a genius or what? We've been to his place here in Virginia, have you been? Love me some history ... and maps :)

Music Notes said...

That is very cool. I've never seen fields of cotton before.

And how fun to go and not have a timetable, my kind of drive.

Lesley said...

Half my family is from Georgia and my family had a cabin in the mountains of NC. I saw my fair share of cotton throughout my life. Not that easy to pick. Cuts your hands up separating the fluffy part out!!! lol

Thisisme. said...

No, I don't think we have cotton fields over here in England, but what a wonderful sight on your way to the beach. I envy you my friend. Lovely to see these photos.

Rosy said...

It has been years since I had seen any Cotton Fields, the first time I ever seen any cotton growing on plants I was in a state of shock I think, I must of been around 10 years old at the time and couldn't understand why the cotton in the bottles grew on plants. ha ha ha ha

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have never seen a cotton field. Not too long some blogger (don't remember who) had cotton stalks in urns in her home. They were so cool. Thanks for sharing...

Mimi said...

Oh wow! I was just down that way in late September and saw some fields. But I have never sen them after they have been picked. That's so cool - thanks for sharing your pictures. Hope you guys had a lot of fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

When I lived in South Ga I saw cotton fields all the time.

mtashie said...

Living in South Georgia....well this is almost my back yard it seems! My son lives on a farm and the fields are/were full of cotton.

Melissa said...

My father-in-law planted some cotton in his garden one year, but that is the closest I've been to a cotton field.

Kerin said...

Those fields are beautiful!

I've never seen fields of cotton before, in person.... perhaps one day.

I wish I had some of those cotton 'blossoms' to put in a basket.

Thanks for sharing!

Mongs said...

no I haven't seen a cotton field so thanks for these pictures! The field looks awesome. And the amount of cotton looks amazing. The cotton looks delicious like cotton candy.

mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Kelly said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the reminder of home. :)



Kelly

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

I once saw a cotton plant as a kid! never seen a whole field! Love the bale, thanks for sharing it is awesome to see I am sure! Once heard a story (not naming names) of someone passing a cotton field and thinking it was marshmallows growing!!! Too sweet huh? Had to be a northerner lol

~~Wendy

Diana Joy said...

I've never seen a field of cotton. Thanks for sharing; very interesting.

Alex Butts said...

Definitely seen plenty of cotton fields on a drive from Texas to Florida, BUT never seen it all picked and packed up. So neat!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A beautiful site which so far I have only seen in photos in blogland. :)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Of course that should have been sight!