Saturday, October 07, 2006

Cotton, Kids, and the 30 Minute Mile

A big, ol, fat, and fluffy bole of cotton.


The Chick's dusting off a little of the dust,,,but only a little.

Dust and dirt was put on earth especially for a baby's
little hands. Jilly beans is digging right in.

Zach and little Santos on the module builder.

My October sunflowers are a'bloomin again.



Last weekend Zach spent the day with James down on the farm, then on Sunday we went to a friend's farm so The Chick and Jilly Beans could play in the dirt. Today I took Zach back to spend the day in the field with his Pop-Pop, so for a few hours I'm foot loose and fancy free!

I hardly know what to do with myself so I'm not doing much at all.

I got behind a convoy of cotton pickers, bole buggies, and module builders on my way back from the farm around noon today. It didn't exactly take 30 minutes to travel a mile but it sure took a long time to go 8 miles with a traveling speed of just 20mph. They were too wide to get around on a 2 lane road with no shoulders, traveling much too close together, and generally being a pain in the pass!

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Looks like a beautiful day though!!
Loved the girls "diggin'" the dirt!!
:-D

PEA said...

I find the cotton plants so fascinating...we don't grow it over here so I'm not familiar with them at all. Love the pictures of the grandkids, so precious:-)Your sunflower is gorgeous, ours are all finished now.

mreddie said...

Enjoyed the photos - you can take the child away from the dirt, but you can't keep the child away from the dirt - or something like that. Those cotton pickin' cotton pickers are just too slow. :) ec

Special K said...

You won't catch anyone in short pants 'round these here parts these days...

Joan said...

What a beautiful sunflower with a wee butterfly in it too!

Sally said...

Love the pictures!! The girls and Zach are growing up so fast, and cute as ever. :)

Joe said...

Looks like poicking time girl! :-) Have a grand week!

Brent said...

I grew up working on farms and I miss it so much. It was a very special time for me. It was the most honest work in the world.

John Strain said...

Nice photos from the delta.

Anonymous said...

Sis,
It is good to read your blog so that I can get the lastest on what is going on down south. I miss being there and the smell of the harvest. Fall is my favorite time of year and the leaves up here are so beautiful this year. If I could get the southern smells of harvest to go with the brilliant colors up here....I'd be in heaven. Love and miss you all...