Cyber Hits From A Joint

Holmgrown Farm is offering everyone cyber hits from a joint. Smoke as much as you want. Don’t feel like you need to pass it on. Well… You could share this post to your social media sites. If ya wanna.

Turn on some good music and just enjoy a bunch of cyber hits from a joint.

Aloha

Cyber Hits From A Joint

Cannabis Cookies aka Cookies With Cannabis In Them

Cannabis cookies, who don’t love them?  It seems like it’d be such a pisser to have to make cannabutter, then make cookies. It’s really all that bad. In the end, you have the cookies with cannabis in them. So there is that.

For the Holmgrown Farm cannabis cookies, I took 28 grams of kick-ass Colombian Gold, 1 pound of unsalted butter, a crockpot, and boom. “28 grams in only 1 cup of butter?? Isn’t that too much?” is the most common question I have been asked by friends when talking about them. But, I ask you, is there really a too much limit? It’s not like you HAVE to eat a whole cookie. It is OK to only eat fractions of a cookie if need be, no? Well here is my photo story of the latest batch of Holmgrown Farm Cannabis cookies.

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I forgot to mention that I always grind my cannabis then decarboxylate it. I find this to be the way that produces the strongest cannabutter for me. I also should tell you that I use the same method to make coconut oil infused with cannabis as well. I also have found over the years that if you leave Jerry Garcia to watch over the decarboxylation, it does so without issue. I didn’t have Jerry watching over a batch I did a couple months back. There were issues from start to finish.

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I like to make my cannabutter by the old method’s. Butter, water, bud. I have heard of people putting other things in the butter to cause your body to absorb the THC faster. It’s just not me. I put the water and butter in a crockpot, add cannabis when almost all butter melted. cover and simmer all day… Really, 12 hours. All day.

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Following any generic chocolate chip cookie recipe, I alter it a wee bit with mini chocolate chips and mini M&Ms. Another absolute must when making cannabis cookies is that you lick the beaters, bowl, etc. when done.

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After the raw cookie dough and more than a couple bong hits. It is with more than a little embarrassment that I tell you I got really, really high thereby causing me to not a photograph them. I will tell you now though. lol, I take the raw cookie dough and separate it into two equal gobs. I then take each gob and roll it in wax paper making a 15-inch log out of each gob of goo. I place them in the icebox for about 90 minutes allowing them to harden.

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Then I pull the logs out and slice them with a very sharp knife about 1/2 inch in width. I also try to always use parchment paper when cooking the cookies. It’s not really needed I guess, just my thing. Another thing I hear as a suggestion for making cannabis cookies is to cook them at 325f. I assume this is to keep the THC or CBD from cooking off. I have tried it. I could not tell the difference between the normal 375f cooked ones and the 325f cooked ones as far as strength goes. I will say that the 325f cooked cookies do not keep as well as the 375f ones.

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Let me tell you about this batch of cookies. I had one whole cookie and for 4 hours I was the highest I had been since the last batch of cookies. I spent four hours being silly and laughing my butt off! My eyes went red so there was no white. After fours hours, I became very mellow. people around me at the time said I looked drunk. At this point, I felt myself falling over on the couch like a tree being chopped and I really didn’t care. Passed out asleep at the moment I hit the couch…

And there ya have it. Cannabis Cookies aka Cookies With Cannabis In Them. Now excuse me while I go have 1/2 a cookie.lol

Outdoor Cannabis Grow Rainy Edition

 

outdoor cannabis grow rainy editionThat is just what this post is a outdoor cannabis grow rainy edition. It has been raining here so much since my last post that it has become very hard to get the inspiration to sit here on my phone and create a new post. I can’t really blame it all on the rain. Lol, I have to give due credit to the fruits of all my hard labor all summer. Yes, that is code for saying I have been smoking a lot of cannabis in the evenings here on Holmgrown Farm.

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I’m sure that you know (if you have been following) that in my last post: ##### I had just made a buttload of bubble hash. Well, I have been smoking some of it, but not a lot as it’s mostly for cooking. I am a healthy human, I full melt bubble hash. I like it in my bong. Enjoy it much in my volcano. But,  I just love it in a joint mixed with bud. I find it so cool when it’s in a joint, it melts to an oil. I honestly only need one or two good hits from a joint. See photo below.

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Should I also write about all the magnificent bud that I have harvested? I don’t mind telling you that I have had more than a few great hits over the past 10 days. I wanna repeat how great it is not to have 20 cannabis plants to attend for a while. As nice as it is, it’s only a 3, maybe 4 months break.

Columbian Gold Joint

I do have more seedlings going. I want to take this moment to encourage you to follow 2 Cannabis grow journals I have started with 2 different strains. I had posted to a post previously… (posted to a post? lol) about the Cannabis grow journal for the Wild Thailand Cannabis Strain, But I wanna tell you about the Critical + 2.0. cannabis strain grow journal. Make sure to follow them!

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Just remember, Holmgrown Farm still does have a couple plants going. here is a photo of what a couple weeks worth of growth of a Kilimanjaro cannabis strain and a Columbian gold cannabis strain. More coming about these two in coming days. Stay tuned.

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Ok, I am back. I know you don’t know I went away for 30 minutes, but I did. Anyway, There is a good thing about all this on again off again downpours (it’s not even rain), Hawaiian Rainbows! There always seems to be one right around any corner, over any hill.

Holmgrown Farm Hawaiian Rainbow

The Outdoor Cannabis Grow Rainy Edition post is done. Aloha

Wild Thailand Sprouts

In great news, the Wild Thailand strain Cannabis seed planted sprouted.  It will be interesting to follow this along as she grows.  I’m guessing that this Wild Thailand is going to grow really well here in Hawaii.

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Not going to be posting much more about this Wild Thailand Sprouts post. I guess it really is going to be a Wild Thailand Grow Journal. Hope you follow as it grows along. lol
Aloha

Making Bubble Hash For Hawaiian Lazy Season

This time of year here on Holmgrown Farm is always the lazy season. Because we never grow more than a couple small plants over the winter months. Sadly, there is not really much reason to do so. If you saw the post: Cannabis Plants Rotated,  you know that my issue is not temperature but? That’s right, direct sunlight.

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It is nice to have the break from the work involved with caring for a cannabis garden. It is a good time to go do all the tourist things on the island due to a lower tourist population. It is also a great time to play mad scientist. I have Cookies, Candies, Oils, cannabis-infused coffee, pills… Oh, I could go on. You get the idea though. I have buttload loads of trimmings and leaf to play with. I also always start in my mad scientist persona by making Bubble Hash.

 

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Making Bubble Hash for Hawaiian lazy season in my mad scientist person is the coolest. lol, I am going to continue with the assumption, you reading this, means you know what bubble Hash is. If you do not know. Look it up online. I mostly use Bubble Hash for cooking. I do admit that I enjoy a big chunk of hash in a hooka too. For candies, I just dissolve the hash in 200 proof alcohol, evaporate by half then pour into the candy mix. Works like a champ. I also get a fairly good distribution throughout the mix of cannabis.

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When I make butter or coconut oil for cookies, I just crumble up what I am adding and make cannabis butter as per normal methods. I like doing it this way because it keeps the butter from turning green. Not really a big fan of green cookies. to me at least, when you have a green butter, you have a green tasting cookie.

 

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I also take the bud from the harvest to make Co2 oil. I am going to leave all that mess for another time. I do want to say that making cannabis-infused stuff with Co2 oil is the bestest thing in the world. It is so perfect you just add a drop or 2 to anything! A Camel Light/Blue with a drop of oil is pure magic.

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Back to making Bubble Hash. It is a pretty simple method. ice, cannabis, water, screens. I use some kinda bubble bag. I really know not what brand. They have the normal range of screened bottom bags, 220, 160, 90, 73, 45, 25. I am not going to get all into the whole procedure of making bubble hash.  So, I am just going to post the photos and end my Making Bubble Hash For Hawaiian Lazy Season post. Aloha

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Cannabis Plants Rotated

The planned Rotation of Cannabis plants has been completed. All Cannabis plants rotated with no major issues. Due to it coming on the winter months here in Hawaii, I will be retiring many of the garden beds for the winter. Although there is a year-round growing season in Hawaii, the shorter days of the winter months do not produce as good of bud as in the summer with the longer days. In the winter months, bud production is normally 30 – 40% less than what production is during all other months.

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There are a couple of factors that make this loss of sunlight here on Holmgrown Farm. One must first remember that Holmgrown Farm is in the middle of an Ohia forest. There is only any sunlight here at all because of the clearing for the garden beds. Being that its the middle of a forest, The way the sun moves over the garden changes from summer to winter drastically.

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During the summer, we get appx. 13.5 hours of daylight. The sun moves over the garden by coming up in the northeast and setting in the west. Moving this direction it sends a steady constant 9 hours of direct sunlight to the garden beds before being filtered by trees. That’s as good as can be expected in the middle of a forest.

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In the winter months, we get appx. 11 hours of daylight The sun moves over the garden by coming up in the East and setting in the south-south-east. With this movement of the sun over the garden, the plants only get appx. 5 hours of direct sunlight before being filtered by trees.

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It is not that Holmgrown Farm does not grow during the winter months. Obviously, this post is about 2 new plants put outside to bud. With 12 hours of direct light being best for bud production and the application of a little basic math, you can see why the bud production drops off so much during winter months. No sugar coating here. 5 hours of direct light really is not worth a lot when it comes to bud production. You still get a great tight, stinky, sticky, bud. The buds just have no real weight or size to them. It’s just not worth all the work caring for a lot of plants only to reap so little. Just a couple of plants are cool it’s perfect, a fresh harvest in the winter is nice. It’s just not worth it to grow many more.

Outdoor Cannabis Garden Rotation

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Anyway, that’s it for the Cannabis Plants Rotated post.

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Early Skunk Cannabis Harvested

This Early Skunk Cannabis had to be harvested early. It’s always sad when you get so close to perfect but you must tell yourself that the Early Skunk must be harvested early. This is not something one does on a whim either. When I spot mold on a cannabis plant I do a 2-hour exam of the plant, and smoke a joint on it. lol  Heck, the darn plant finishes mostly in 55 days. When you are on day 50, you can see why the issue. Get 5 more days of growth, or risk more bud mold? Will the bud mold grow faster than the natural ripening of the plant will add weight by swelling up?

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She smells unreal! She could stick to the side a jet going full speed. You can see from the photos the Early Skunk good looks. She’s a beaut’ no doubt. With just a little more time she woulda been a knockout. I always say that I know. This time I mean it just as much as when I said it other times.

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In past, Early Skunk Cannabis harvested, the smell was so strong from the plants being hung and trimmed in the garage, that I have had the inside of my car smell like a sweet skunk. I have had a neighbor come by asking if I too had smelled a skunk in the area?  I, of course, told him I assumed it was something dead in the forest. There are no skunks in Hawaii. Or, not that I know of.

 

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Trimming Cannabis Leads To Smoking Cannabis

After a weekend spent trimming cannabis to the point where my first 2 fingers and thumb on my right-hand can’t even grip a PlayStation 4 controller. It truly was a rough trim session. I was forced to take a free day on Monday to recover. The buds from this harvest even though mostly not fully mature, was, and is especially sticky. Just about every 5 mins. I needed to clean the scissors with alcohol. It was a major pain in the ass. I did manage to get a little finger hash as I progressed. It was phenomenal! I would have enjoyed that hash a little more had it not come with 3 lame fingers on my right hand. Had to sign my signature and couldn’t even grip the pen. For a while, I could not even use a lighter to get any smoking of cannabis done. lol

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In the end, I did end up with a fair amount of really good trimmings for hash or oil making. Most likely it will be bubble hash. I don’t know about you.

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But, I like bubble hash. I like to smoke bubble hash.  Screened down to 25 microns it’s pretty close to pure keif. When it bubbles and evaporates in a bowl, it is a fun sideshow while puffing. I’m not even gonna get into the high.

I like to take the hash and do a mini alcohol extraction kinda thing, It is basically just a recipe of putting bubble hash in 200 proof alcohol till dissolved, strain through a coffee filter, add to a flask, put the flask in hot water and most of the alcohol evaporates and the few tables spoons of liquid is a crude type of oil.  I just pour into whatever I making butter topical oil, candies, etc. It really mixes well. It is the best quick way using bubble hash to make gummies and hard candies. It’s not as good as co2 oil for candies but, it does a really good job.

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I also normally at this point would be telling you about making co2 oil. You know, using supercritical co2 to extract all the good stuff from the cannabis buds, and what not. If I had a major surplus of fair to good buds that would go bad here in the humidity, is the best way to keep extra bud. Oil keeps longer and it really is the best for cooking. Holmgrown Farm does make its own CO2 or Honey oil. I am not really in a mood to go into that here right now. But here is a video for ya to see on that subject.

Yep, spent the whole weekend trimming bud. But, now is the fun part. After all the cannabis trimming has been completed, It’s taste test time! Taste test time is the bestest thing in the world. After 2 days of trimming the most stinky, sticky, buds of this year so far, I now get to burn it in all the best ways this can be done.

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Before I do any smoking of a new harvest that is early harvested due to bud mold, I like to look at the buds to see what color the Trichomes are through a microscope. Most the time the Trichomes is clearish. The ideal is milky to amber colored. I would wait to harvest when there is about a 25% amber color to the Trichomes on the buds normally. That, in my opinion, is the sweet spot of maturity for harvest. If the Trichomes are too amber the effects will be more of a couchlock effect.  No amber color at all and your just not getting the best effect from the strain.

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The excitement is a motivator like no other. After cleaning and a good hand washing, it’s time to test all the bud in a series of small fires. Let’s get to smoking cannabis.  Bong hits were first. Grabbed the best looking cherry Columbian Gold bud I could find. A quick run through the grinder, into the bong it goes. It was only 2 small bong hits and I was done smoking for the last 4 hours. Really, it was very strong. The smell is just lingering in the air inside the house. Everywhere you go throughout the house, it smells like a sweet incense is burning somewhere in the house. This really baffles me as all the windows are open and every room has a ceiling fan running on the med. setting.

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Welp, that’s all folks for Trimming Cannabis Leads To Smoking Cannabis. Aloha.

New Cannabis Seeds Planted Plant Rotation Planned

All is pretty calm here on Holmgrown Farm. Some of the new Cannabis seeds planted. I honestly do have much of an expectation on all but one of the varieties.  Yet, a free Cannabis seed, Is a free cannabis seed. Know what I’m saying? I hope I am wrong about what my expectations are. I hope that all 4 seeds turn out to be the best of the best I have ever grown. I ask you to take a look at what seeds I have chosen. Come up with your own idea of how things will go.

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Holy Grail Kush – All I know about these cannabis seeds is the lip service from the breeder. Honestly, the breeder mostly just bragged about having this be an entry and winner into some cannabis cup like things. They did manage to say about the seeds that the plant is mostly indica. Welp, I am pretty sure this is not gonna do well if its not a dry period while she grows.

Cirtical+ 2.0Cirtical+ 2.0 – I have grown these cannabis seeds before here in Hawaii. It turned into a huge plant with long buds that yielded in total 7ozs. of kick-ass, bud that’s effects can only be described as mind-numbing. That was during a dry growing period. Probably not gonna be a dry period when she’s old enough to go out.

 

 

Sour Diesel Auto – This is a Sativa dominant strain. It could do very well. It’s a Sour Diesel#2 x Ruderalis. It being an auto strain, I don’t see myself cloning it. Hope it all works out, really. Who does not love sour diesel??

Brazil AmazoniaBrazil Amazonia – Grown this one many times. This is a standard of the Cannabis Seeds planted here on Holmgrown Farm.  This one handles the humidity really well. Of the 20 seeds, I have planted 5 ever developed issues with mold or mildew. The smell is crazy good too!

 

BUT WAIT!

Cannabis Reday For RotationThis post is: New Cannabis Seeds Planted Plant Rotation Planned. So, let’s get the plant rotation part. There are these 2 lovely ladies from Africa & South America I am planning to put in the garden where the other 2 lovely ladies from Africa & South America were. If you have been following Holmgrown Farm, you know these are a Columbian Gold and a Kilimanjaro.

I will need to turn the bed and clean it up a little. Going to add a small amount of manure and bonemeal mixed in this time. I am not going to add more lime. I only add lime once a year. I do add manure and bonemeal during each rotation of cannabis plants. That goes for peppers, watermelons, and tomatoes grown here on Holmgrown Farm.

Outdoor Cannabis Garden Rotation

 

 

The plant rotation planned for the first week of Oct. As you can see in the photo the Cannabis plants are getting pretty close to be potbound in this 3gal. pots. They are really starting to show signs of it by the yellowing leaves.