Pre-Season Jobs

Winter has been pretty mild here in the high country.  Other than a couple quick snowfalls we have dodged the traditionally harsh winter that we are know for here in western NC.  However this break in the weather has allowed us to get some preseason tasks done earlier.

 The new 1/3 acre hops yard is coming together.  So far we have our location selected, all the hardware for the trellis, the 40 some poles, and the hop rhizomes ordered.  

The new 1/3 acre hops yard is coming together.  So far we have our location selected, all the hardware for the trellis, the 40 some poles, and the hop rhizomes ordered.  

 Our new tractor is really helping out thanks to the crew at Mountain Kobota in Boone!

Our new tractor is really helping out thanks to the crew at Mountain Kobota in Boone!

 Plugging Shiitake sawdust spore into Sweet Gum logs

Plugging Shiitake sawdust spore into Sweet Gum logs

 Clearing woods and digging pond for our Shiitake Log location

Clearing woods and digging pond for our Shiitake Log location

 And as always, recruiting new young able-bodied enthusiastic help!

And as always, recruiting new young able-bodied enthusiastic help!