Saturday, August 8, 2009

Hop to It

Greetings! In one of the July posts I showed a picture of my shed covered on one side with hops vines. I thought it would be a good idea to give you an update!

Here is the darker green hops vine today. It is loaded with hops and they sort of look like mini pinecones.
Here's a close-up of a hop--or is it still hops? I'm not sure!

The bottom has what looks like corn silk! Really cool looking. I know you are all waiting with held breath for the next hops installment--stay tuned!

I finally finished mowing the lawn today! Had to do a bit more raking, but not as bad as the lower section. Now it will just have to quit growing until I return from retreat! I have so decreed it! (For those of you who think I must mow at the speed of a snail, please remember that I have a two acre lawn with lots of trees and trimming!) The butterfly bushes are outdoing themselves this year--the air is redolent with an almost blackberry-ish scent.
Okay, back to retreat prep. It's time to do the handouts with digital pics--lots of work but I love the finished product.
Hugs to all,


  1. Thank goodness for

  2. Ok, glad it wasn't just me.... I had to look up redolent, as I have never heard or read the word before. Wow Sharon, not only are your blogs an entertaining read and visual attraction, but you are stimulating my brain, as well as broadening my vocabulary! Wow... all that for free!!!


    P.S. Any pictures of the retreat project?????

  3. Can't wait for the retreat! It sounds like it will be alot of fun even more so than in the past.

    Cindy O

  4. Sharon, I'm thinking you need to start a microbrewery in you garden shed..... Casket Company Brewery... "Our beer will bury you"

    LOL... sorry sometimes my demented humor....well..escapes me... LOL

  5. Well that brings me to the question I've been wanting to ask. What do you do with the hops? Other than the fact that they were a gift, why grow hops?


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