Category Archives: Row Crops

Picking Cotton 2016

11/26/2016 – Driskell’s crew arrived to finishing picking the cotton that had been started. Amazing machine that would finish one roll and carry it on the back like a spider with a large egg pouch. Then “lay” it at the … Continue reading

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Driscolls Cut Peanuts This Week

Peanuts were in the large field co-owned by Peggy and us.

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Driscoll Cotton Farms planted peanuts

Driscoll Cotton Farms planted peanuts in the large field behind the house. Planted over 70 acres in 3.5 hours. That would have taken Dad and I at least three Saturdays.

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North leased field being readied for cotton

Peggy reported that the large north field was sprayed by Driscoll Cotton Farms as the first step toward planting cotton.

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Happy Peanuts After The Rain

After being planted what seems like a long time ago and only had one shower we finally were blessed with 3/4″ of rain last night. The peanuts seem happier but that little rain will not last long when the earth … Continue reading

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THE FIELDS ARE ON FIRE!!!

As Peggy and Frank drove home they could see the rising billowing smoke was obviously coming from the farm. Yes, the fields were on fire. Thankfully, the farmer who rented the fields to plant peanuts was burning off the brush … Continue reading

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Leased Land for Peanuts and Cattle

We leased the land to a local cattleman for long-horn cattle and to a local farmer to raise peanuts. The cattle have been on the south side and now will also be in the wooded area on the north side. … Continue reading

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