|Cotton as far as I can see through the window of my Boll Buggy this past season.|
There was an article out this week by a well respected ag economist, O. A. Cleveland which stated that 60% of the cotton in the United States will be planted in Texas and half of that will be dryland. Just in Texas alone, there are usually around 6 to 8 million acres planted to King Cotton. That's a lot. And a huge part of those acres are along Highway 87, the Cotton Corridor. The Farmer I Kiss crosses the Cotton Corridor each morning when he leaves our house in town to drive to work in his cotton fields. He and the other cotton farmers are busy right now preparing the land all up and down Highway 87, deciding the right seed variety to preorder, how much and when to fertilize, to preorder TopGuard or not, all to try and out smart the arid High Plains or the dry Chihuahuan Desert.
I have not had a blog for a while, as I have been very busy with a new roll in my life. I am now The Grand Ma of Cotton Dan Langely. He arrived in November last year and I am happily watching my son and daughter-in-law raise Cotton Dan, just a half mile West of the Cotton Corridor where he will grow up among the endless fields of white that bear his name, King Cotton.