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Remembering My Most Terrifying Travel Experience

Sometimes you get a prompt to tell a story and you suddenly realize that you remember more detail years later than you realized. That’s exactly what happened to me recently when I saw this question:聽What is the most terrifying experience you have had while travelling? My guess is a story like that prompts a lot […]

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The 12 Days of Cotton — My Christmas Homage to My Favorite Natural Fiber

Over the last two weeks, I have seen some really neat 12 days of Christmas posts. And along the way, I got inspired to put together the “12 Days of Cotton.” Seemed like a fun thing to do. I wrote it down last week and am just getting it to the blog. I hope you […]

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How is the US Cotton Crop Faring in the Drought?

Each Monday, I get the USDA-NASS Crop Progress and Condition Report. And I frequently think I should share it with others — at least the cotton parts. 馃檪 But today, I am going to do it instead of just thinking about it!聽The report shows data for the stages of the crop we are in each […]

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Why Do So Many Farmers Like Country Music? Why Don’t More Farmers Like Rap?

In the last 10-20 years, country music has become something more people in cities listen to, but it has always been popular with farmers. There has to be a good reason. Recently, I was in Nashville with a lot of farmers and the reason became crystal clear as Luke Bryan聽(YouTube,聽Twitter聽and聽Facebook) took the stage. When he […]

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Personalized Christmas Gifts Are Extra Special

This year I was very blessed during the holidays as I have been in the past. We had a great gathering of family and friends, making room for anyone who wanted to show up at the house to sleep or table to eat. I also loved the very real reminder that the holidays do not […]

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Recalibrating What it Means to NEED Rain or to Suffer a Drought

https://twitter.com/JPlovesCOTTON/status/110154582809776128 That tweet is really easy for lots of people to understand. So much of the US has been drier than normal and high temperatures. We have all seen lawns like mine. The yard that seemed lush green six weeks ago when I made an offer on the house has taken a real turn for […]

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Current State of the 2011 US Cotton Crop in Photos

This photo grabbed me late last week… 聽My friend Kelly Whatley (Twitter, Blog, Google+) lives in the Corpus Christi area and like so many of us, has a tradition of taking cotton harvest pictures, especially if there is a field or two that make you proud. South Texas always gets the first bale in and […]

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Thanksgiving Trip for Jody Termine Means a Friend’s Photo for Me :)

Over the 2010 Thanksgiving holidays,聽Jodi Termine got a chance to take a break from Kansas and get closer to home. Along the way, Jody (aka聽jtgirl on Twitter) was heading south on highway 39 in Georgia. As she neared Lucille, she snapped a photo and sent it my way. Thanks Jody! 聽  

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