Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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.