I grew up in the Arkansas Delta, so for me, fall means harvest, and harvest means rice, soybeans, and cotton. As you might gather from the title of this post, once again I’m talking about cotton. (Last cotton blog post for the year. Promise.) Some folks have never seen a field of cotton ready for picking, and the entire process of ginning is a mystery. I made a few videos during my recent tour of Lee Wilson & Company Cotton Gin in Wilson, Arkansas. And, I wrote an article about Arkansas Cotton for First Security Bank’s Only in Arkansas blog. Impressive sustainability improvements have been made in cotton farming since 1980. Click HERE to read all about the world’s most popular fiber.
BUT FIRST, check out my videos which you may find as exciting as watching paint dry, but I happen to love.
I suggest you listen to the musical pairing while watching the videos because the noise level in a cotton gin is high.
Round Bale Plastic Unwrapper:
Look how clean this gin is.
If you don’t think so, please don’t tell me. It would hurt my soul.
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Derek Ryan, Pick a Bale of Cotton