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Tagged With: From the Farm

Mr. Green Genes Series – Vol. 2 – Why Hops?

Premise: see former post about Fantasy vs. Reality.  This post, by Mr. Green Genes is in response to the many inquiries we get about people “interested in” or “thinking about” or “wondering if you could answer a few questions about” – putting in a hop yard. WHY HOPS? EASY ANSWERS (not necessarily the opinions of … Continue reading »

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Growing Hops is a LOT of Work- Even in the Winter: a note fromHopHeadBon

Hello out there, in internet land!  Jeff and I get a lot of questions like: “What do you guys do in the winter?“ “When do you start to get busy?“ and  “What are you doing on the farm right now” Well, these are all good questions I guess.  Jeff gets a little annoyed because he … Continue reading »

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Lessons from the USA Hop Convention: A note from HopHead Bon

      It is Day 1 of the 2013 USA Hop Convention.  Jeff and I arrived in Chico last night.   We had a great time hanging out with many PNW hop growers in the lounge at the hotel. This is just the beginning.  We have 4 more days to go.  Each day we will … Continue reading »

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“The Brew View” DryHop Brewers Q & A with Bob Benenson

Greg Shuff (owner) and Brant Dubovick (head brewer), DryHop Chicago brewpub, July 16, 2012:   Have you ever joked about beer being better than sex? That proposition will get a new twist in a few months when DryHop — a gastro-pub with an all-star lineup in the brewhouse and kitchen — opens in a Chicago … Continue reading »

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Hops Growing a Community or A Community Growing Hops?- a note from HopHeadBon

Wow!  Well, here we are on the 26th of July!  I am feeling a bit reflective and very thankful.  I want to take some time to acknowledge  some folks who have really made a difference in the growth of Hop Head Farms. We are a part of a wonderful community here in Hickory Corners.  Neighbors, … Continue reading »

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Waiting until the Hops are ready: a note from Hop Head Bon

Sometimes nature does not do exactly what we want.  It is something that we can pretend that we  control.  The truth is that nature controls us and we learn how to react to it.  If you fight it too much, you will end up very tired and probably defeated.  I try to learn from nature … Continue reading »

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Hop Planting Time at Hop Head Farms! Calling all Volunteers!!

Hello! Here at Hop Head Farms we are getting ready for planting our 15,000 hop plants!  Planting will begin on May 12th and continue until we are done.   The goal is to have all the plants in by June 3rd.  Many hands make light work, and good company while getting the job done.   A celebration … Continue reading »

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Weeding and Getting to Know Your Hop Yard: a note from Hop Head Bon

Here we are into April already!  The farm is coming together.  Jeff is out on the tractor tilling and tilling and tilling.  He will be doing an update on the building progress of our hop processing facility and other “farmy” type things soon.  Right now, I am sure he is on the tractor.  From me, … Continue reading »

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Busy Day at Hop Head Farms

A lot occurred today. This morning we took delivery of two hay wagons to be fitted later for roping and harvesting purposes.  This afternoon the trellis guys finished the upper wires and our tractor and implements arrived.  Also the excavator has nearly completed the building grading, approaches and driveway.  We had a big cookout to … Continue reading »

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On The Farm….Our New Hop Yard is Under Way….3 Truck Loads of Hops Poles Are Put In!

It is one week since the hop field contractor began working and already we have three truckloads of poles in the ground.  Although this mild weather has helped in some ways it has created a mucky mess for semi-truck deliveries.  Regarding the office, the ceiling and walls have been painted and the floor is prepared … Continue reading »

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