Daniel, the farmer I kissed.
So "Why do it?" is the question I keep hearing. Why fight the desert to try and grow cotton out here where it can go for months with out raining and months over 100 degrees? When the real answer appears, you will be the first to know. In the meantime, just know that I have learned by starting this Social Media Journey that what we do out here is extraordinary. We actually grow the fibers for the fabric of your lives out here on 10 to 12 inches of rain during a normal growing season, about 24 inches for the average year. That's not much.
The shirt I stole my name from...Kissed A Farmer
In this first ever post of Kissed A Farmer, I just want to invite everyone along as you and I watch the farmer I kissed during a year of this extraordinary thing he does called dryland cotton farming. Mother Nature will have to be along for the ride, or it could turn out like 2011, when there was no dryland cotton grown. That happens when our water source takes the year off due to La Nina. That could be interesting too, but right now, the prospects look good, La Nina seems to be put back to bed and we have just had 3 inches of water from the sky. Planting will start within a couple of weeks! You can also join the adventure on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KissedAFarmer