|Here's a branch of Chinook cones. Piney goodness.|
I've been writing about the varieties we're going to have at harvest, and after our walk yesterday it is clear that we are going to have a decent quantity of each of the Cascade, Chinook, and Columbus varieties. I suspected the Goldings and Fuggles might need a couple of years, and that is the case.
|Those same Chinooks.|
After the walk, we sat on the front porch across the street for a little while and enjoyed the view of the new hop yard. If you'd asked me last October, when we really buckled down to write the business plan for this venture, or even last March, when I went to the hop growers conference in Winston-Salem - there's just no way I could have foreseen that we would be here doing this right now.
But that is how it goes sometimes. It's been a lot of fun so far, and I'm looking forward to each step of the way.