We always think that we have so much to do, and we wonder how we will ever get it done. When you see the amount of work that needs to be done on the hop farm you realize that you really don’t have quite as much to do as you once thought. We spent a few hours at Hop Head Farms yesterday, helping to plant some hops.
HHF is in Hickory Corners Michigan not too far from Gilmore Car Museum (had to add the link cause the car museum is actually pretty cool). The farms current planting covers 15 acres and the varietels of Magnum, Nugget, Chinook, Centenniel, and Cascade. The planting we were doing yesterday was a bit of the Centenniel plantings.
This is a good portion of the Centenniel that need to be planted. We planted roughly 6 or so flats.
This view of the hopfield doesn’t really give you the full impact of just how many plants will be growing .
Setting in planting holes
And now it is time for a pint…