"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Wish I Was in the Land Of Cotton


Here is a cotton field in Arizona ready to be harvested.
and a rogue cotton plant on the other side of the irrigation ditch

Cotton was everywhere~instead of Wal*mart bags littering the roads, fence lines and such
cotton was the wayside item.

Even in the fields harvested cotton remained quite abundantly.

In the politically correct times we live in I shall give a disclaimer.  I do not long for Old times they are not forgotten, and I would never wish for slavery.  Please keep that in mind when I share the lines of the Dixie song.  As we grew some cotton on the farm, I was deeply interested in the large scale operation of a cotton business.   Bill and I were pretty impressed with the bales of cotton and the sheer number of cotton fields~and consider every outing a possible moment to learn something new!

6 comments:

Marica said...

My neighbor the cotton farmer has been out until after dark harvesting. Now that teh trees have lost most of their leaves, I can see it from the back yard. Mississippi snow!

Where did you get your cotton seed?

DFW said...

Hey Humble Wife,

I have been following your blog for a while but I believe this is the 1st comment.

I live in the south where cotton planting is abundant which is great. However, the cotton 'patch' that we drive thru to get to our drive was littered w/soooo much wasted cotton. I wanted to go out there & pick it up. But alas, too many other things to do.

I swear I could make a couple of sweaters with the amount that was left on the ground.

ProudHillbilly said...

It has a pretty bloom, too.

Humble wife said...

Marica- I buy my cotton seeds from Onalee seeds in Florida.

DFW-well Hello!! :) I did pick up some as I was so shocked at how much littered the highways. I was ever so amazed though at the size of the cotton bales after seeing how much lay on the ground.

Proud-yes I do know that from my cotton!!

Gayle said...

I would love to see a cotton field. How interesting.

Humble wife said...

Oh Gayle it is! I think you would have enjoyed the entire trip!!