Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cotton Fields Back Home

The fertile Mesilla Valley grows more than pecans.  Reputedly cabbage is another major crop but since I don't know how to glorify that rude vegetable you're getting cotton.  Specifically Acala cotton from the Four Points gin.   

Cotton and I go way back. I was a cotton inspector for the state of Arizona in maybe '64.  So my buddy Cal Miller and I inspected fields for boll weevils in Gila Bend in the middle of the freakin' summer.  Average high 110 or so. Fry an egg on the hood of your car hot.  In the fields by 6 out by noon.  Lifts weights and take a dip.  Take a nap and have steak and a couple of long neck Buds.  Back to Phoenix for the weekend. Repeat.