Move Over Monday
Just some gorgeous, late afternoon light in Mississippi.
Did You Know? Cotton is a major crop in Mississippi. “It ranks third behind poultry and forestry in state commodities… Mississippi producers plant approximately 1.1 million acres of cotton annually” (MSU).
“During the late medieval period, cotton became known as an imported fiber in northern Europe. People there were only familiar with animal fibers (e.g. wool) and they didn’t know what to make of this plant-based fiber. By the end of the 16th century BC, cotton was cultivated throughout the warmer regions in Africa, Eurasia and the Americas.
“The Indian cotton processing industry was eclipsed during the British Industrial Revolution, when the invention of the Spinning Jenny (1764) and the Spinning frame (1769) enabled cheap mass-production of cotton cloth in the U.K. Production capacity was further improved by the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney in 1793” (Organic Nature News).