Cotton has been grown in NC since before the American Revolution. As a society of blue jeans and quilts where would we be without cotton. Before the age of nylon and other man-made fabrics, cotton and wool were the soul sources for clothes except for fur. Even against some more popular fabrics trends, cotton as managed to survive. Here’s a brief look at cotton.
I’m sure you have seen cotton fields much like this one over the years but did you give any thought to where it went from here?
While these bales may not look like those your grandfather was used to, you will see planty of them sitting in the fields right now.
Rectangular bales sitting on the lot of the cotton gin.
After leaving the gin we stumbled onto a neighboring farm that had cows. How can you resist these cute faces.
The donkey protects the cows from coyote and other preditors.
Thank you for following me. So the next time you put on that new pair of jeans, remember their humble beginnings.