We are experimenting with making hydrosols from ancient roses. Rosa Damascena,
Rosa Alba, and Rosa Centifolia are the oldest varieties of roses and contain therapeutic qualities and the quintessential rose fragrance that is “complex, fruity, and rich.” We grow them organically and have lately been picking blossoms daily for steam distillation, which forms the lovely rosewater we use as a spritzer to calm and cool the skin. Research is ongoing to find the best method of steam distilling and essential oil extraction. These ancient rose varieties are absolutely the best for this purpose.
The grapes are growing prolifically.
Small clusters of grapes can be seen in the first picture!
The bottom picture is what the apples look like today! They are growing steadily and shaping up to be a good apple season! The previous two pictures were taken when the trees were in blossom earlier this spring.
Jeff has been busy hilling the potatoes! We have three varieties this season:
Huckleberry Gold, AmaRosa Fingerling, and Yukon Gold!
We look forward to seeing all our Mt. Shasta Farmers’ Market and
Berryvale friends soon!!