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My Thoughts on "Cotton Fields" Back Home

My Thoughts on “Cotton Fields” Back Home

There are so many songs that talk about cotton… many I sing routinely and don’t think twice about. The blues is probably what comes to mind most. Some songs, I just can’t shake, even if I try and try. The one that I’ve heard over and over since childhood is called “Cotton Fields.” They say […]

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Watching World Cup Soccer and Thinking Cotton!

Watching World Cup Soccer and Thinking Cotton!

Lovin’ the start of the FIFA World Cup! The tourney may not be an obvious fit for an ag blog. But then again, this is an ag blog for fun, I don’t to follow anyone else’s rules. However, it is really easy for me to connect soccer and agriculture because for me, they are inherently […]

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the stereotypical bridge scene pulled from the net.

It Was the Third of June, Another Sleepy, Dusty Delta Day

I’m a visual person… always have been.  You can ask my mom and other family members.  Images hold a huge amount of importance in my life.  And while images can frequently be experience based, music creates a lot of images for me and it’s never far from me. The images created by a few songs […]

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Looking for a Break for Spring Planting in West Tennessee

Looking for a Break for Spring Planting in West Tennessee

About a month ago, I was all excited.  Planters were rolling in the Mid-South and I could smell the soil.  We had had several hot days in the Mid-South and I was ready to get to planting cotton. Like cotton farmers in the area, I knew it was still too early.  But I saw strawberries […]

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My Job is a Farm By-Product (the t-shirt)

My Job is a Farm By-Product (the t-shirt)

It’s Friday night and I’m listening to the rain come down.  So nice to be home.  I put my feet up & decided to catch up on what’s been going on in the digital week.  I saw a tweet from a farmer I talk to a good bit — “Waiter at Famous Daves has T-shirt […]

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Please! Can we plant cotton now? Please?!?!

Please! Can we plant cotton now? Please?!?!

I’m not sure how many folks know how farmers know whether its time to plant. When it comes to my favorite crop — cotton, there are lots of different guidelines, but one grabs me. In the Mississippi Delta, there is always an oxbow lake, a creek, the Mississippi River or some body of water nearby. […]

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hundreds of miles from my house...

hundreds of miles from my house…

It will sound strange, but those of you who know me probably expect strange from me at times. I woke up yesterday and headed to the Memphis airport. Memphis where I was born & raised, attended grad school & am living now. It’s where I have family and fear friends. I love the river, the […]

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A Cotton Pickin’ Good Time in TN

Nothing like getting out in the field with a kid — whether they are from the city or farm.  You suddenly realize how cool it is to know even the slightest things about farming.  And luckily my nieces & nephews have always been up for a stop along the road and some ag education. Last […]

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