Rain on the Farm, the Vineyards, and the Hemp
The recent rains are benefiting our organic hemp crop.
Rain is an interesting conversation on the farm. Soon after the rains subside, the phone calls start. Those living on different parts of our farms call in with reports to Cliff, our Dirt Farmer. Of course Cliff will head out to check the fields and vineyards to oversee what work can continue, and what work will have to be postponed because of the wet ground; but the phone updates are helpful.
This year we have had 15 to 20 inches of rain in the last two months. That is a lot considering last year, I think that we had 10 inches all year. With our organic row crops that means lots of work. Several workers plowing fields (that is usually what Cliff is up to this time of year) as well as workers hoeing in the fields. Nathan and Eric are kept busy plowing in the vineyards as well. Those little weeds have to be taken care of before they grow to impossible problems. And the soil plowed so that it will not blow during the next rain storm or high winds.
But even with all the extra work, the sight of our world turning from brown to green is a nice change.
All this rain has reminded us of the July rain in 2010 where we received 18 inches in 36 hours. Ahhh, that sounds like a good post for a #ThrowBackThursday for this Thursday.
Bingham Organics Tinctures Now Available at BinghamOrganics.com
As you may remember, we grew organic hemp last year on our farm. We are growing it again this year. The crop looks good especially after all this rain that we have had.
We have processed our crop from last year to produce our own label of CBD tinctures and creams. Check them out at our BinghamOrganics.com web site.
Now for more photos of the green hemp crop this year.
Construction at the Farm and Winery
We have been doing some construction at the farm and winery. We added a overhang and a mechanics bay on the the farm barn. Updated photos soon as well as of the new building for hemp extraction and the covering for our grape presses at the winery.