Weeding the hops

Lee’s garden project for the year has been revamping his hop bine trellises. I went out to help weed while he worked on adding a new trellis.

Weeding the hops with Sidney

He planted a new variety of hop for bittering beer. Hopefully it grows as it has been sitting in the refrigerator for the last six weeks.

New hop variety: Nugget

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7 Responses to Weeding the hops

  1. ShimFarm says:

    Wowee…Sidney’s getting big! What a little munchkin!

    Hopefully those hops like hot weather, ’cause that’s what I think you’re going to get over the next few days, aren’t you?

    • robin says:

      It has been miserable here with the heat. When it hits 80 I start sweating so the 90s are just torture. Canada seems like a nice place to be at the moment. šŸ™‚

      Yeah, she is getting big. It wont be that much longer until she is four months old. Time is flying by.

    • lee says:

      And yes, hops love warm dry weather. On a warm summer day with sufficient soil moisture, they can grow up to a foot per day.

  2. Ali says:

    I’d give my right arm for some warm dry weather, here we’ve had a very wet June, and July is starting out the same šŸ™

    Sidney is looking cute! Pretty soon she’ll be weeding with you!

    • lee says:

      Sounds like Maine and Oregon have something in common this year. If there’s one thing you can usually count on in Oregon it’s that June through August will be warm and dry. This year we have had several weeks of cold and rain in June. It’s a bad year to be growing tomatoes here. Those that didn’t die will probably develop fungus problems early.

      Sidney is over twice her birth weight now. It will be a few years before she’s weeding, but I’m sure it will be blur. The challenge will be getting her into gardening without making it miserable. I don’t think I have any happy childhood memories involving the garden.

  3. Kam says:

    I would have written this to you directly (not in a comment section) but saw no direct contact information. This isn’t a comment on this “hops” entry but a comment on your blog in general. I found your blog about a week ago and have been reading it like a good novel ever since. I have now read to the last post and can’t wait for more. It truly reads like a good novel with twists and turns and a major tragic/sad event. I trust you’ve made the right decisions along the way and congratulate you for the birth of your daughter. Thank you so much for sharing your farm folly.

    My family were homesteaders in the early 1900s in MN, and I grew up on a farm there. I’ve kept the do-it-yourself mentality in my life but no longer live on a farm. Thus, I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog… it makes me think of my relatives!

    All the best to you both!

    • lee says:

      Thanks for the encouraging comments! We are making progress on the house this summer, but having an infant around certain slows things down a bit. I know our posting rate has dropped in recent months, but we’re still here!

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