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Rogue Farms Spring Crop Report

From killer slugs to invading geese, the season of growing beers, spirits, ciders and sodas is off to an exciting start here at Rogue Farms. Read all about it in our latest edition of the Rogue Farms Crop Report.

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The Start Of Spring Planting

Unless you’re a farmer, what we’re about to tell you may not make a lot of sense. Not at first.

We started working the fields where we’ll plant our Dare spring malting barley. Actually drilling seeds in the ground? No. That’s five to six months from now. But there’s a lot to do between now and planting time.

Plowing a field of spring barley begins in the fall at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Plowing a field of spring barley begins in the fall at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, Oregon.

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Kids Like Pigs

YMCA Kids PlantingWe had a lot of fun with the kids from the Monmouth-Independence YMCA who came out to the Rogue Farms Hopyard last week.

They’ll be regular visitors this summer. We built raised garden beds for them and they got to work right away digging holes and filling them with the plants they brought with them.

And then they saw the pigs…

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Pig On The Mend

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It’s been over a week since we put the pigs on arthritis medicine and the difference is amazing.

To be honest, it’s also quite a relief to see that Voo and Doo have plenty of life left in them

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Start Of The Spring Nectar Flow

Rogue Honeybees 19 Original Colonies Mead Rogue Farms Hopyard Independence OregonWhen the first flowers of the season appeared in our neighbor’s cherry orchard, we knew the spring nectar flow had begun.

This is one of the prettiest times of the year on the Rogue Farms Hopyard. And for the Rogue Honeybees, one of the busiest.

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He’s So Vain

In Greek mythology, it was the hunter Narcissus who was so handsome that when he saw his own reflection – he fell in love with himself.

Today, we’d call him Tom and he’d be a turkey.

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Hopyard String Theory

The first big event of the hops growing season is stringing the trellis wires in the Rogue Farms Hopyard.

There are thousands of strings, made from Sri Lanka cocoanut husks, that are tied to the wires, dropped to the ground, and staked into the hop rows.

As you’ll see in the photos, it takes military like precision to get it all done right.

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Lagerphone Buzz

Where bullshit and beers collide

Learn to Distill

An American Heritage Reborn

westmeathwhiskeyworld

The World of Whiskey from Westmeath

Beer Snob Squad

Where lovers of craft beer abide

The Whiskey Wash

Covering great whiskies one bottle at a time

Bob Bolden

Taste, Learn, and Enjoy!

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