The Impact it has on our Farm
and our Tours!
About Our Water Supply
We receive our water from Coolidge Dam (San Carlos Lake). The lake is capable of holding 1.2 Million Acre Feet of water but sadly it has only 2,709 acre feet of water as of today. On June 8th, water was no longer released from the dam thus drying up the canals that deliver water to our farm as well as many other farms in our area. We are very sorry to announce we have no cotton planted.
For more information about the drought conditions—including impacts on Caywood Farms—please check out the article and video links on the right side of the page.
Please Consider a Tour Despite our Lack of Cotton
We will still have a fantastic indoor presentation on cotton where you will learn all about cotton from seed to fiber. You will also learn about our watershed, facts about the drought and learn how our cotton picker and module builder works. We will have a hayride that will include the history of our 90 year old family farm and we will stop at an alfalfa field where we have a fun activity planned.
Our alfalfa is in survival mode depending only on the little rainfall we are receiving this summer. At the end of the program, you will be given a booklet that will include recipes. Cotton and alfalfa seed will be available. We can offer an entertaining, fun afternoon on our farm despite the lack of cotton! Please join us for a tour!
We look forward to seeing you soon!