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Title: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: thirsty on April 13, 2014, 08:13:06 PM
The hops came up today.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: duboman on April 14, 2014, 12:49:04 AM
I smiled yesterday when I noticed some stems emerging yesterday as well:)
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Slowbrew on April 14, 2014, 04:07:31 PM
I hear you.  Everything here became green this past weekend (84F on Saturday).  Of course this morning we had an inch of snow and are looking at 24F for a low tonight.  Three seasons in three days?  Must be Iowa.

Happy to hear the hops are coming up.  For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Joe Sr. on April 14, 2014, 04:42:28 PM
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Slowbrew on April 14, 2014, 05:57:15 PM
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.

And deer.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Joe Sr. on April 14, 2014, 06:16:05 PM
For me it's the raspberries survived the winter!!

Paul

Yes, they survived the winter.  Now they need to survive the rabbits.

And deer.

I don't typically need to worry about deer within Chicago.  But the rabbits are fat and plentiful.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Jeff M on April 14, 2014, 06:28:34 PM
Ive heard Rabbits are good in a Stew;)  Maybe season them with some hops?
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: Mark G on April 14, 2014, 07:28:41 PM
Well, it's currently snowing here, but the hops are breaking ground anyway.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: corkybstewart on April 15, 2014, 12:30:09 AM
I hate to be a bummer, but my Cascades are 4' tall, the Centennials are almost 2'.  That's today, but tonight we get a hard freeze that should kill all the current growth.  But they'll come back.
Title: Re: Life just got a little bit better
Post by: el_capitan on April 15, 2014, 02:30:27 AM
Mine have yet to pop up, but I think they're just holding back, ready to release that pent-up energy in a huge burst.  Make way for an epic harvest!

I still have 7.5 lb of 2014 hops in my freezer - quite a fine selection of organic homegrowns.  I've often thought that I could lose a whole season's worth and still be just fine.  Gotta love the bounty of a good hopyard.