You are looking at a Fall cotton field ready for harvest! Before I moved to Alabama 34 yrs. ago the only way I had seen cotton was on the end of a Q-Tip, stuffed in a medicine bottle, or that little white ball Dr. Pace's nurse rubbed on me when she gave me a shot.
My move to Alabama changed all that and I became quite the connoisseur of the Cotton plant. In fact, some of mine and #1 Husband's best friends are Major Cotton farmers. I'm talking 1,000 acres of cotton, 10 Cotton Picking Machines, own their own Cotton Gin kind of farmers,. Watching the huge Cotton pickers crawl through the long rows of cotton is a sight that I never get tired of seeing. Along the side of most every rural road are little piles of cotton that have blown off a Cotton wagon hauling a HUGE Cotton Bale the size of a Tractor trailer. Southern signs of Fall...cotton debris around my mailbox.
In fact, I took Sidekick for a Fall Walk last week and we walked into a cotton field. I showed him the cotton plants and tried to explain as much about cotton as a 3 yr. old mind can comprehend. As most kids will do, Sidekick , wanted to know
#1 How do the farmers get the seeds?
#2 Where do the seeds come from?
#3 How do they grow?
From that point on regardless of what I said, all he said was
So much for the fall walk....let's go get lunch!
Here are current pictures of two Handsome Little boys who are the apple of their Grandmommie's
Sweet Baby James
Born 0ct. 7, 2007
Born premature...diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy
The most courageous, determined, and funny little 4 yr. old I know!
#1 Daughter is his mother and she is pretty amazing in the way she has dedicated her life to making sure SBJ has a normal and successful life. My heart melts when SBJ says "I Wub You, Grandmommie"
June, 20, 2009
I retired early and began keeping him at age 7 months.
I call him my sidekick because we keep the roads hot, the playgrounds busy, and I'm always engaged in stimulating conversation about various topics from "Bubble Guppies" to "Come look at my Poop, Grandmama!" Aah, Sidekick is a proud little man of his "poop". I hope you're not offended by that word because it is a most important word in my daily conversations. Once Sidekick got the hang of the whole process, he has taken great pride in his "creations"...size, shape, smell, etc... I hear it all...everyday....and so goes my day!
I found this next chart on Pinterest and had to share. BTW, if you haven't gotten hooked/addicted to Pinterest, just let me WARN you...it is soooooooo cool but it can suck you in if you don't put a time limit on yourself. I've never seen as much cool stuff of every genre, topic, etc... I Love Lists and here is a New Favorite for Fall.
Disclaimer: #1: Cook a gumbo...I leave this one to my #1 Son-in-law, the Chef. His Seafood Gumbo is a thing of beauty!
Do you like Apple Butter?
I'll be making Crock Pot Apple Butter this week so stop back by for the recipe and some more great apple recipes.
I bought some new thread for my Scripture Quilt ( I know, I broke down and went over my budget)
Your advice was spot on and sooo appreciated!
#1 Husband is scheduled for Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Repair SURGERY, OCT. 27th
Yep, MRI results indicate major tear, 4 weeks, no driving, 3-4 months Rehab!!
Yikes, 3-4 MONTHS???
I just bet I may have a few stories to share with you...What do you think???