Category Archives: Hops

Hop yard

Hops poles are in!  After going through lots of plan changes, I finally decided on my strategy.  I had originally planned to use metal poles to get the hops trellis 20 feet up (requiring a 24′ pole) but I’ve elected to try out some wooden poles first.  The benefit of...
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Here a hop, there a hop, everywhere a hop hop

In my eagerness to learn about all things hops, I have been “apprenticing” with hops grower and brewer Steve Allman of Canterbury Ale Works. The apprenticeship is supported by the Beginning Farmers program through NOFA-NH and it has given me a chance to learn about the whole hops thing from...
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Many of my friends know that I’ve been exploring the idea of putting in a hop yard here at Third Stone Farm.  I recently visited Rouleen Williams to check out her fantastic, green home, beautiful landscape & hop yard. Rouleen generously shared her experience growing hops for fun, served lunch...
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