That's a fat little sprout! It warms my heart to think of those little buggers popping their heads up again this year.
Mine are still buried under 3 ft of snow. I'm just hoping the ground loosens up early this year so I can get digging. I doubled my trellis space last year after adding 3 new varieties. Now I need to dig them all up and spread them out a bit. I'm taking the opportunity to replant them in alphabetical order. Call me OCD if you want
It's going to be a bit of work to excavate 10 established hop crowns and get all the roots out, so I can be sure to eliminate any regrowth from the original plantings. Should be a great warmup to the garden season though. After sitting inside all winter, I'll be ready for some manual labor.