Posts Tagged ‘Bates Houck’

Cotton Tale: Century Industry, Century Farm, Century Family

Cotton Tale is an industry, farm, and family documentary headlining the changes in cotton production and agribusiness during the last 60 years.  The narrative vehicle for this documentary is the voice of the “last-one-standing” patriarch of a four generation farm family living in the Four Hole Swamp of low-country South Carolina.  Family members, multi-generational farm hands, and community […]


Cotton friends … Messrs. Bates Houck, John Deere, and Kitty Lucky

Three fine friends, uniquely dependent upon on each other … Bates Houck, patriarch for Houck Farms; the John Deere 7660 cotton harvester; and the assuredly “fixed” farm kitty “Lucky” who was not seen in the photograph until after the fact.  His sneek-in presence is so true to his behavior and personality.  This image is part […]