All of the little hop burrs have now formed into hop cones on my early-maturing varieties of hops, especially the Centennial pictured above. The hop cones look like smaller versions of pine cones with papery-textured green leaflets that vary by variety with regard to their size (some varieties are twice the size of others), shapeContinue reading “Hop cones”
Yesterday my dad and I combined about 8 acres of my barley since it was mature and the moisture content was at about 16.5%. After unloading the combine into a gravity box wagon, as seen in the picture above, we unloaded the wagon into an auger that sent it up and into one of ourContinue reading “Harvesting barley”
The numerous little hop burrs are now present on each of my seven varieties of hops. These grow on the sidearms of the bines and each burr will turn into an individual hop cone. These cones have actually already developed on my earliest-maturing variety, Centennial.