Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Have you ever had one of those moments where everything is just perfect?  I had one today while picking hops.

Hops are used to add tang and bitterness to beer, and they grow as super long vines with fuzzy leaves.  My mother-in-law is growing several hop vines for her brother so he can use them in his home-brewed beer.

Today was a PERFECT North Carolina summer day.  Clear blue sky with just a few fluffy clouds to add some pizzaz, the insects were softly humming and chirping in that uniquely summer sound, and the hops had this lovely musky smell as I picked them.  No wonder people have been making beer out of these things since 736!

Ah.... living in North Carolina is just awesome.

1 comment:

  1. They really do smell amazing. So sad I can't drink proper beer.