Friday afternoon the roods pulled out of the fields and the cotton season was officially over for us. Saturday morning we walked in the JDRF walk in Tucson. The weather was beautiful. The smallest member of our group did not want to wear her Big Shot shirt and was still holding a grudge for being cruelly forced to be part of the group.
On the way home it started to rain. By the time we got back to the farm it had rained half an inch according to the "official" feed lot rain gauge. I don't know what makes it so official but that is always what it has been called. What a perfect end to a dry picking season. Great timing too!
So far the Big Shots have raised $900 for juvenile diabetes. Way to go!!
I spent the day deep cleaning all the powdery dust from my house with help from Rodney (too wet for farm work) and the kiddos. It is like shovelling snow while it is snowing to do it any earlier than before the first rain after picking. Things are now spiffy and ready for the holidays.
We will be having cotton wreath classes this Friday evening and Saturday morning. The cotton burs are prepicked as there are none left in the field but we will still do a farm tour weather permitting. There is still alot of interesting farm stuff as the old crop is put to rest and the preparation for the next season begins.
We are very thankful that our first pick cotton ginned at 4.22 bales or 2079 pounds of lint per acre.