Hopyard progress and lamb update

Hopyard developments St. Patty’s Day weekend was another one full of work – in order to stay on schedule for getting the hopyard planted in April we needed to prepare the pasture where it will be located. We were fortunate to receive a small grant from SMADC, and are using the funding to get the hopyard put in this spring. So we rented a small tractor with a front loader and a tiller attachment; got 2 trucks’ worth of sand, and several loads of compost and got to work. We have it mapped out to plant 4 of our eventual 6 rows this year, and spaced so that our International H tractor can fit between the rows. But our tractor – which has a wonderful story (stay tuned for that one) – is not the best suited to have a loader attachment put on the front, and we don’t have…

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welcome spring + lambing

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the beginning

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