Cotton  Stripping!

I’m in love with a stripper!! You know the one I’m talking about! The tall, blonde hair, blue eye, stud muffin of a man! The one who works long hours and comes home dirty and tired! The one who my kids call dad! That’s right! It’s Brody!! How many people can say their husband strips a few months a year? I only know a few.

Like a promised, here are a few pictures from the end of harvest. These were taken on Brody’s field in his first ever cotton crop!

I think it’s important for you to know how this system works first. The green thing with yellow looking teeth is called the stripper. It’s the thing that goes through the cotton and takes all the cotton (the white stuff) off. Then there’s the boll buggy. It’s the basket thing that hooked up to the tractor. The stripper dumps the cotton into the boll buggy and the boll buggy dumps the cotton into the module builder. You’ll see Brody, my dad and Brookelyn on that. The module builder packs the cotton into the rectangle module then the gin comes and picks it up.

We had so much fun for the few hours we were out there! B loved everything! You’ll see all her excitement in the pictures! Ok here we go!!

Brody’s friend Chandler drove the stripper the day we came out.

We obviously live in the Texas Panhandle and getting out to clear the tumble weeds are a necessity. When b saw Chandler cleaning out the weeds, she had to go help. She loves her daddy’s friends and helping!

Branston drove the boll buggy. When the stripper got full, chandler would lift the basket up to tell Branston he was ready.

My dad got to go out with us and he loved it!! He even told us stories about when he managed a gin! What!!! We had no idea! He said sometimes to get out, he would drive the trucks that picked up the modules. We always hear the police stories but never anything else so that was really cool!

Ok so here’s the last of the pictures! We even got a family picture!

Well there ya go! A big thanks to the guys who helped!!

Another season done and in the books!

KARI

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2 Comments

  1. April 24, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    How interesting! I have never seen how cotton was harvested!

    • karihollis
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      April 24, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      Isn’t it crazy?!

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