The last couple of rainy weeks have put all the animals in a foul mood at the Rogue Ales Hopyard. The Free Range Chicks and Royal Palm Turkeys are hiding under the bushes and on the deck of the Hop ‘N’ Bed. It’s no surprise too see egg production falling off. But that’s typical this time of year regardless of the weather.
The Potbellied Pigs, Voo and Doo, spend most of the day hiding in the straw pile – except when it’s time for eating. They didn’t seem to mind the rain at all when we brought over some leftover pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch Party. Doo was especially thrilled.
Some rain kept Rogue Ales Farmer Doc McCallister and the crew out of the fields for a few days this past week, but soon they were back to work planting the rest of the Risk™ 2-row winter malting barley.
The process is often called drilling, because the rotating discs that drop the seeds into the furrows are said to “drill” them into the ground. Drilling next year’s Risk™ crop began a few weeks ago. That first section of barley is now 2-3 inches tall and thriving in the cool weather and rain.
We get some amazing scenes this time of year as the weather transitions from summer into winter. The alternating days of rain and sun create some great images like this stunning photo of rainbow over the Rogue Ales Barley Farm.
This summer we have had the pleasure of hosting a number of beautiful weddings at the Rogue Ales Hop Farm. Each week on the Rogue Farms Blog we will feature pictures from some of our recent weddings – this week Sara and Graham.
Sara and Graham were united amidst their family and friends at the Rogue Ales Hop Farm on a gorgeous day in July 2012. The wedding ceremony and reception were held on the lawns adjacent to the hop fields and the Chatoe Tasting Room. The reception tents were strung with lights and decorative globes as guests enjoyed food, drinks, and merriment.
The Rogue Ales Hop Farm is located right on the Willamette River, just south of the once Hop Capitol of the World – Independence, Oregon. For info on Rogue Farm Weddings or other special event bookings at the hop farm please contact us at 503-838-9813.
This weekend we noticed the Rogue Ales Risk Barley emerging from the soil. The Risk Barley was planted just a couple of weeks ago in preparation for the 2013 Summer Harvest. Pictured below are what the shoots look like.
You can still see the kernels
We also raise cattle at the Rogue Ales Barley Farm. That’s Tygh Ridge in the background. It lies north of the farm and protects it from the winter wind storms of the Gorge.
A freshly plowed field with irrigation wheels
Recently we followed Rogue Ales brewmaster John Maier as he hand-picked Freedom Hops fresh off the bine at the Rogue Farms Micro Hopyard in Independence, Oregon and then immediately drove them 77 miles to the brewery in Newport, Oregon. We are pleased to announce that Chatoe Rogue Wet Hop Ale has been brewed and bottled and is now available at www.rogue.com/store/
We Grow Hops. Taste the difference.
The Rogue Farms GYO Dream Pumpkins have been harvested! Rogue Ales Pumpkin Patch Ale will be available worldwide in a new orange painted 750ml bottles in Fall 2012. Rogue is dedicated to saving the terroir of Oregon hops, pumpkins and barley one acre at a time, by growing its own. YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/-ub6NoWXbac
June 2012 – Beverly & Andrew
The Rogue Ales Hop Farm is located right on the Willamette River, just south of the once Hop Capitol of the World – Independence, Oregon.
The Rogue Hop Farm is a great place for weddings and other special events; offering wedding couples rustic country warmth amidst 42 acres of aroma hops, lush lawns, majestic cherry and filbert orchards, the rolling waters of the Willamette River, and the surrounding Terrior of the Wigrich Appellation.
This summer we have had the pleasure of hosting a number of beautiful weddings at the farm. Each Wednesday Rogue Farms Blog will feature pictures from some of our recent weddings – this week Beverly & Andrew. For info on Rogue Farm Weddings or other special event bookings at the hop farm please contact us at 503-838-9813 .