mission: MUSE - "where i live"
by guest muse Justine
|Sunrise before the work starts.|
I live in a tiny Canterbury and my house is next to one of the biggest hop fields in Kent. This part of England has always been associated with hop growing and the hop picking season has just finished. Hops are used in brewing beer and a lot of the hops are sent from here to the States. The hops are grown on vines and from July onwards they start to flower. At the end of August, for two weeks, the work is non-stop as they are picked from the vines, stripped and shipped off to various destinations. I have included pictures of the process.in Kent near
|The workers are raised on tractors to reach the vines.|
|The Hops are then taken to the sheds where the flowers are stripped from the leaves.|
|Putting the Hops through the machines.|
|Early morning after the Hops have all gone.|
Thank you for visiting where I live. Please feel free to visit my blog to learn more about my life in England.
Until the next time. Justine of Justine Gordon Photography.
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