Tuesday, April 7, 2009


In early February we decided that our newest venture would be farming. Mostly because the local home brew shop, Maryland Homebrew, was offering it's annual opportunity to purchase hops rhizomes (or is hops singular here?). There are several reasons to grow your own hops:
  • Go back to the roots of Americana - back to the farm, as it were.
  • Go green - pluck them from your backyard garden rather than buying hops shipped in from Oregon.
  • Failure is an option - apparently you can expect your first season of growing to be a big failure and that aligns nicely with the DBB mantra "Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed."
We planted on Sunday, April 5, 2009, when it was 65 degrees and nothing but sun (hops really like sun). Regular updates will be provided along with any available photographic evidence.

Tonight the weather "predicters" are calling for a hard freeze. At the risk of being repetitive: Expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.

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