Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t completely kill our hops last year. They’ve peeked their bitter little heads above the surface of their new home along Jeff’s driveway. And Jeff, the nurturer that he is, has been diligent in providing the little buggers with plenty of water. He’d give them extra sunlight if he could. What you see below is the first of our Cascade crop this year. We also have some Chinook and Willamette planted, which hopefully will be joining the party soon.