Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cotton Fields

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Remember the cotton song called "Cotton Fields" sung by the Beach boys, that started with the following lines?
When I was a little bitty baby
My mama done rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home

Interesting to see the actual cotton fields

There are 5 segments in a cotton bulb. The cotton on the left was picked from one of the older bulbs in the field. The cotton had puffed out from its segment.

The bulb that I have picked home is now emptied of its 5 segments.


Unknown said...

So, does it really feels like the cotton they sell in the store? Or does it need to be processed first? Sooo cool.. You need to put your hand to it next time so can see the size.
Cool mom.

Irene said...

The 1st picture of the ripened/puffed out cotton felt like the cotton that we usually buy to make our toys and pillows. Soft, white and pluffy.

The 5 cotton that I pulled out of the 5 segments of the bulb were like you have spilled water on them because not all are pluffy yet and neither are all of them white colored. Some looked like the old dirty cotton that we see in our old pillow or toys. I think they are not mature enough yet.

I understand they are sent to China for processing.