Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Weather And It's Effect

It has been a while since we have seen some rain here.  Every since a devastating hail storm wiped out all of my blueberry blooms and wrecked my hops,  I haven't had much of a desire to write about all of the negatives of farming.  But, it's been a pretty poor year so far.

Here is a link to WLOS TV that did a interview with me earlier this week, and says a lot.

One good think, at least for now is that we will have plenty of Monarch butterflies in the butterfly house in about 3 more weeks.
And another thing is that drought doesn't affect milkweed!

Common milkweed in bloom

It isn't good for the hops though, and that hail storm around May 1 did some damage that I just couldn't seem to recover from.  So, there may be no Hop Harvest Tour this year due to a limited harvest.
Hail piled up

Assorted tree leaves that were ripped off the trees
Our goal is to make it through the year and try and come to some kind of restructuring of the farm that will make it profitable again and save it from development.