Cotton Month

You know what we grow in Alabama? Cotton.

Field after field of it. During October it mounds up on the sides of the road and is nicknamed, rightly so, Alabama Snow.

We moved to Alabama five years ago this month. I am so glad we moved during October because I got to see the cotton harvest first thing and didn’t have to wait a whole year to see what happens.

Because of the drought this year, the cotton at the gin looks pretty slim. Usually there are four or five times as many bales as you can see in this photo. I hope the farmers have some other income.