Last year Coolidge Dam/San Carlos Lake (our source for water) did not have enough water because of the drought. Our alfalfa sustained itself on rain received in August, September and October. Thankfully these recent rains have created some runoff and our dam now has some water behind it. It is capable of holding 1.5 million acre feet. Today it has approximately 150,000 acre feet.
Recently there have been two excellent articles published in the online version of the Casa Grande Dispatch, Pinal Central, that discuss our cotton farm, our family, some history and the challenges of having no water allotment. Excerpts and links to the stories are shown below.
We are offering tours! Give us a call to book a tour. Because of our drought, no cotton has been planted but we are not letting that stop us from educating you on how cotton is grown, harvested, ginned, marketed and sold. We have an indoor presentation, complete with video and pictures that will teach you all about cotton's long journey from seed to fiber. Followed by the indoor
We are currently planning our 2018-2019 Farm Tour dates. Some dates are scheduled and available on our booking widget. We will be adding even more dates very soon. If you are interested in organizing a large group or cannot find a date that works with your schedule, please call Nancy at 520-560-1119.
Over 2300 people attended a tour on our farm since October 2017. Al and I enjoy teaching people about growing cotton in the desert southwest. Our cotton field is gone but the many pictures I took will giving me lasting memories. The evening before the cotton was plowed down I found a nice comfortable place in the middle of the field and sat on the ground looking up at the beautiful
We will have cotton in the field until March 15th, 2018 and you can come an enjoy our field and pick as much cotton as you like. Join us for a tour and hayride.
We will soon be planting cotton for next year. Keep checking back and we will watch it grow!
Cotton Module Builder: Demo for Guests We definitely did not have Chamber of Commerce weather but we had a fun tour. Got drizzled on, heard some thunder, worried the drizzle would turn to rain before we finished the field tour but thankfully it only drizzled until we go back to the house lot. We never want to complain about rain, because we so desperately need it. According to the
Arizona Tours Take Many Forms We enjoyed another Chamber of Commerce weather day. We had a really fun group which included the "Over the Hill Gang". They rode their motorcycles from Mesa and Apache Junction to our farm after they stopped in Coolidge at Tag's Restaurant. Thank you Deb Diede for organizing this group. Safe travels.