The hops trellis that we’ve been planning on building for over a year now is finally underway, thanks to the help of our Mainer friend, Matt.
When complete, this trellis will stand about 15 feet tall. Digging in this rocky field was a lot more difficult than we anticipated. It took us over 3 hours to dig the hole for this post pictured above. If it weren’t for our quick ability to make up work songs on the spot, I don’t know how we would’ve got through this.
The long term plan for this trellis is to have grape vines and hop vines sharing the posts. The grapes will go in one direction and the hops will go on the far side between the posts, perpendicular to the grape rows. Stay tuned to watch how that unfolds.