Friday, October 4, 2019
There is a new crop in Central Oregon this year!!
Industrial hemp!! Yep... there has been lots of controversy . did not really understand, until i got out of the car to take pictures and got a good wind ladened whiff.... Oh my gosh does it ever smell!!! don't think i could stand living next door to it either if the wind was blowing my way, which i am sure it is bound to do at some point or another. Some of the fields in the tumalo area about 7 miles west of Bend, nw maybe... got decimated by a hail storm, just little sticks were left. they lost thousands of dollars.. wonder if they can get crop insurance? there is a lot of hands needed in the harvest i guess.. It does look really rather odd, doesn't it?
there was also a story on the news about farmers having a difficult time getting hay for horses and cattle in the area as many of the hay farmers put in hemp! If it is like this all over, there will be a glut on the market?? As they made when mint 1st went in a number of years ago. the mint eventually developed a blight and had to be replaced... wonder if this is tender stuff?? at least the mint smelled good while it was growing.....
Oh.... and that smell stayed with me FOREVER it seemed even after i was long gone from the area it could still smell it, it just stays with you..
Take Care and god Bless all