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Jul. 30th, 2008

I've decided that next year I am going to grow hops in our back yard. I'm going to get a few barrels from Shan's work, cut them in half and use them as planters along the fence. Then I'm going to tie some strings from the fence to the wall and make like a little hop arbor over the deck. It's going to be RAD!


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Jul. 30th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
You know the best thing about hops? They look like big-ass buds of weed.

There's a commercial 'round here for a micro-brewery where they're talking about this that and the other thing, about how fresh their hops are and shit, complete with a scene of a guy rolling around some hops in his hands and taking a big sniff.

The first time I caught it, I wasn't paying attention to the audio and I swear I thought it was a news story or something about a pot bust. They look like el-primo nugs.

So, you'll have that going for you too. No, officer, it's just hops.
Jul. 30th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'd be more worried about gang-bangers destroying our deck than about police.
Jul. 30th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
That is sooo cool!!

This reminds me of a story: The first time I went to Latvia in 1999 we visited my granny's old farmstead. It smelled pretty beer-ish in one part of the property and she pointed out the strange looking hops growing alongside the barn that she had used to make beer with 50 years earlier. It was still thriving! She said it would made the best tasting beer ever. I wish I could have taken some but that would have violated all kinds of customs laws and whatnot. Happy hops to you!
Jul. 30th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
i wish I could drink all night with you just once before I die!
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