Despite its theoretical absence of color, circles of white cotton added a splash to the varying shades of brown covering the fields of southwest Kansas on a recent mid-October afternoon.
By Eric Durban.
It’s harvest time, when the fruits of labor bloom. When it comes to cotton, the fruit literally comes to bear.
After a couple of rains in the area messed up my plans to join the cotton harvest, the ground finally dried up and I hopped into the cotton stripper with farmer Tom Leahy to make the slow trek around his Stevens County, Kan., cotton fields.