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The Pub / Re: this morning
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:21:16 PM »
Hell ya.  You know I love that.
I had frozen water in the pot outside my tent last week. ;D

Just ate my first dang tomato here down valley... ::)

All Things Food / Re: Bramble/ribe varieties
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:16:43 PM »
I did end up with some raspberries on last years canes about the first week in July. Thanks.
  My problem was that I couldn't really find them!  The new canes had grown up above and they were really hard to locate and harvest...I think in the future I will just trim everything back and wait until this time of year for the full harvest.

How are your selections faring?  That thornless blackberry I have is turning out fantastic. Huge berries - nearly a mouthful each!  And long production season...still flowering.  I am done with the thorned variety, now I just have to figure out how to get rid of it!

Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: August 31, 2015, 01:10:33 PM »
Harvest weekend here. Pulled a few pounds off some of the ladies - Cents, Zeus and Columbus, Cascade and the Mt Hood.

Man it takes a lot of time to pick, but will be nice this winter to reach into the freezer.
Good year overall; I underestimated the weight of a fully laden plant. The Wind took the Mt Hood's half inch steel rod support and bent it right over. This Zeus only bent a little. 

The "oast" smells pretty good and my fingers are still sticky.
Cheers to the homegrown harvest. 8)

All Things Food / Re: Pig on a spit
« on: August 31, 2015, 12:55:31 PM »
Holy Crap that thing looks amazing; nice nice work.
That motorized spit is really cool.

"linguica"....I hesitate to ask - but my latin spidey sense has me thinking tongue sausage?  ???

Congrats on 25 years. Nice way to celebrate.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: July 13, 2015, 03:20:59 PM »
oh yea. eating from the garden now.

Amazing wet spring and now already into the monsoon.
Green Green!

I did enjoy the bok choy - although it was very fleeting in my garden and early to bolt.
Had the peas in the garlic patch - seemed to be a little competition there but now the peas are done and gone and the garlic is liking all the sun.

Question about scapes. Typically I would snip off all flowers as soon as the appear because they are only taking NRG from the head development. But I love to eat half formed bulbuils...

Just wondering what you garlic folks do. Do you snip right away?....or wait to harvest your scapes so there is something to eat?

I like them right about here:  some nice bulbuil formation but not hardened. Good fodder for early season garlic in a stir fry.  That is Mt Hood on the horizon.  ;)

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:51:55 AM »
That garlic patch probably has filled in a bit by now Pete?  Mine look like they might try and scape out here pretty quick.  What type do you grow?

I used your burlap mulch on yellow beets because I have a heck of a time getting good germination with them - every one came up! 
I was giggly piggly and then two days later some white crowned sparrows came through and feasted on the nice regular buffet of fresh cotyledons. Son of a...

 Glad I am not trying to make a living out of this.

Who knows how to eat bok choy? 

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: May 29, 2015, 05:39:17 AM »
Whooee brewers.

After little to no winter, we suddenly have gone from sub 50% to 130% of average snowpack.
You're welcome Cali.  ;D I will be wanting some cheap crazy big red bell peppers this summer.
I am looking forward to some sun.

That is some soggy stuff down in Tehas. How is that back yard lookin Euge?
Hope ya'll are getting by down there.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »

Here too. Although spring snow is not real snow. ::)

Tater bed yet to sprout. Onions don't mind a little cool down.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:04:54 AM »
Very cool...back to your roots!
That is a pretty good start to the forest garden. ;D

Wow on the orange pippin - we sure live in a time of having access to amazing variety.
No time like the present to go ahead and plant a tree...


Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Oscar Blues Pinner
« on: April 10, 2015, 09:02:04 AM »
This may very well be my favorite 'session IPA' up to this point.

+2, I really liked it as well. 
Good for them; still like the versatility of the can.

The marketing is silly, which is too bad.  I think "throwback" is supposed to refer to the fact that you can throw a few back --- down your gullet---and still be able to row the boat. 

I thought at first it would be some old British IPA ::)

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 07, 2015, 04:23:51 PM »
You just dig them (new canes) up and transplant then. Great I don't want them taking up much space but more strategically placed.

Seems some blackberries spread underground (especially the thorned varieties?) and some spread by arching their canes and where the cane tips land on the soil, they sprout roots and grow.  This latter strategy is easy to take advantage of to make new plants for planting.  ie bury live cane tips into a nice bed of soil. wait until well rooted.  dig up root ball, snip cane a few internodes up, and walla you have new plant...

the underground spreading variety are more difficult to control IME. They make bad neighbors.

The Pub / Re: Happy National Beer Day!
« on: April 07, 2015, 03:48:20 PM »
Ok, you guys sold me.


I went and got a schwarzbier in honor of this thread.
Day, I meant Day.


The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:07:05 AM »
That seems odd.  I am sure there is nothing sinister about it ??? but it would be nice to know how much ground you need to make up for next year.

All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 07, 2015, 07:03:42 AM »
Sweet.  Looking good SoCal...

Well, Pete's burlap over carrot seeds WORKS.
I have good germination under the burlap strip, and none in my adjacent control.
Thanks for the recommendation!

I dug the rest of the parsnips.  They do make a nice flower in the second year, but they like to reseed and take over.  I pretty much like them roasted...Pete, what do you do with yours?

I set up the other garden this weekend. Hauled about 12 yards of compost. Making soil is hard work.
Planted blackberries and potatoes.

The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: April 07, 2015, 06:55:36 AM »
Who won?   Count those pregnant chads and release the results   ;D

don't know who won but it wasn't me.

Thanks for all your support folks! maybe next year!
That's too bad.

+2. Sorry you did not get in.  Do they give you a rundown of the numbers?

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