Just over two weeks ago I posted this. That same spot now looks like this. Hop harvest generally runs day and night, and a yard is stripped pretty quickly. This is not the part that is actually "picking" the hops, though. The strings of hop vines, cut near the bottom and then cut from the top and loaded into trucks are taken to the hop picker, where they are hooked to conveyor belts and the hop cones stripped from the vines to be moved into the kiln.
Over the next few days I hope to get some more and better pictures of the workers in various stages of the process.
Other crops are being harvested in the Valley at the same time as the hops. Yesterday I followed a tractor that spanned the road from edge to edge before heading off into a recently harvested corn field.