We started picking this morning at 8:00. Such a time of hard work and nervous anticipation. The fields in front of my house are turning whiter by the hour.
I also have a new partner in The Cotton Shedd, my daughter, Summer Grace. She is amazingly creative and the most organized person I know. She is bringing some new ideas with her. We are putting the last touches on our studio this afternoon so it will be just right for this Saturday's wreath class. As always we want our guests to be transported from the busy world and be enveloped in the simple steady rhythm of the farm.
We finally defoliated our cotton and will start picking on Monday.
And that means we have cotton burs again. Below are the dates of our scheduled cotton bur wreath classes. Remember we usually add some dates later and we our happy to accommodate private classes for groups.
Cotton Wreath Class Dates: 10/22 9:00 am 10/28 3:00 pm 10/29 9:00 am 11/5 9:00 am 11/11 3:00 pm 11/12 9:00 am 11/19 2:00 pm
We are changing our November 13th cotton wreath class to 3:00pm. I can guarantee guests can pick their own cotton burs for this date but I do not know if we will have any bolls left. Depending on how fast the roods go through the cotton we may or may not have pick your own burs by the the 19th. I will know closer to that date.