Wow, I can’t believe it! After 23 straight days of harvesting, I’m almost done with both gardens. It has been a lot more effort than I imagined to get all those beautiful flowers out of the field and ready for processing.
I really couldn’t have done it all without the help I got from friends and family. The community of people in my life really came out and helped, and they did it all for the love of the hemp.
I am very happy and proud of the quality of the hemp flower that gotten taken out. As an inexperienced hemp user, I have been pleasantly surprised how great it is to have hemp flower in my life. The Suver Haze is and Lifter are just so nice to smoke, and cbd has really helped me with the harvesting.
Most of the growing was a solitary experience. And I have limited experience as a team leader. Cbd and hemp flower helped me to stay calmer and more relaxed during the 8-10 hour days of hard work I did by myself and with the helpers that I had. Everyone seemed to enjoy a little hemp at the end of the day.
I invited a couple of young friends from Arizona to help me out the first week. We cut nearly 1400 tops for drying and also cut other large branches. They were good workers, but had no experience with cannabis. So, it took a lot of learning and patience to get the flowers delicately handled and processed.
After the first week, it was mostly family and my friend Max that helped. My friend Michelle was also around for 3 weekends, and she really rocked it out in the field!
I personally did a awful lot of the work. And, it was work. Rain, sunshine, and cool temperatures made the work a little more difficult. But after 3 weeks of hard work, I feel much stronger. Not to mention way happy to have so much inventory ready to go.
I only dried about the best 10% of the harvest for hemp flower. The rest is being processed by myself into a few different products including Bubble Hash, and Live Rosin for vape pens.
I plan on opening a small retail store in Eau Claire in about a month. I would like to sell only Wisconsin produced products from growers like myself that use the highest growing standards possible. My company will be Wisconsin Hemp Flower and CBD Dispensary (wisconsinhempflower.com). I really believe I did everything I could to produce a product that meets my own high standards. I think my hemp is really good!