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Join us for our final blow out party of the year, Hops, Hogs & Holidays, this Saturday at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.
It’ll be a day of Holiday crafts, live music, a visit by Santa and we’ll wrap it up with a big ham feast. Please see below for more information, or call Rogue Farms at 503-838-9813.
We’re in the middle of our first big winter storm of the season at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, and the falling snow and low hanging clouds have created a beautiful scene of solitude and silence. It’s as if the rest of the world had suddenly disappeared.
The Risk™ malting barley fields appear to be doing okay. No signs of cold damage, at least not yet. With snow on the ground, we can relax knowing that our barley will remain protected from any further damage as it sleeps under its big, white blanket.
We like to think our farm in Tygh Valley is beautiful any time of year, but winter is somehow special. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do.
In our previous post we talked about the difficulties we had finding someone to harvest our Wigrich Corn. With time running out, we picked the entire five acres ourselves by hand. It was a hard and dirty job but it had to be done or the crop would go to waste.
Today our corn crop is at the Farmstead Malt House at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley. Now it’s time to shuck the corn to prepare it for malting. The machines we bought to shuck the corn for us, let us down. So we were left with only option, to shuck our like farmers did centuries ago.
One of the perils of being a farmer is that things often don’t go as planned.
Case in point, our five acre patch of Wigrich Corn. We started looking for someone to harvest our corn back in July, not long after we planted it, and kept searching for four months but found no takers. “Five acres is too small,” they all told us.
By the end of October we were feeling a little bit desperate, so rather than letting our first crop of Wigrich corn go to waste in the field we decided to pick it ourselves by hand.