In Bethlehem Cotton, this image just whispers the word “Home”. Where cottonfields meet the sky and are often only interrupted by the lone pumpjack. There is nothing easy about either lifestyle. Hard work barely scratches the surface of the people who choose it. Yet almost every comfort we enjoy stems from either cotton or oil. There is a rugged grace to and character that those who have chosen hard work carry with them. Because there is nothing easy in working the land and never missing a day.
They spend a lot of hours alone, away from home. Because those who choose it are often subject to the changes in weather that are swift and often severe. The oilfield is the same. They are so reliant on those they work with as a family. As well as lots of missed events with family and friends because work is always calling. The supply they both choose to answer is to meet the demands of those they will never meet. However, they see every day. They choose to answer the need of a country that relies on just such men and women. It is with Bethlehem Cotton in mind, to not only see the land as home but also reap the rewards of what they sow.