This year I will be selling hops for the first time. Over the next several weeks I will be supplying green hops to the Snotown Brewery. Pictured is the Kent Golding variety, usually the first hop flower to mature. Technically, the Golding variety can be called “Kent Golding” if it is grown in Kent, but hey, Kent, Washington is just 40 miles a way. Fun fact, Kent, Washington was so-named because it was a major hop-growing area from 1870-1891.
This fall we have worked to improve a section of a horse pasture. It was originally part of a raspberry farm, so it has hills and valleys spaced at 4′ intervals reflecting where the rows of fruit used to be. …Continue reading →