(Wes and his dad taken about a month ago)
Torrey's first fathers day was a success. We had planed on going on some walks in the woods with Wes and our dog Nancy but even though the forecast said no rain until the afternoon it started early and didn't stop all day. So we nixed that plan and decided to go use our awesome gift card to Gardeners Supply from our lovely friends Matt and Danny and get some HOPS. They were all 40% off for Fathers Day, how perfect! We got one Cascade and one Centennial.
Yep - HOPS
Torrey has been excited about growing his own. He has been brewing up a storm the past few years...
And now we have the perfect spot to start growing. With great sun and a high climb area the side of our house was a great fit. They can grow to be 20-30 feet tall and might have to raise the pulley system up to the top if they decide to do that. We got the pulley/rope idea from this website.
So excited to see them grow and pick the hops. The pulley makes it easy to drop them down when we need to harvest. They will also cover up the ugly wires on that side of the building and fill in the kind of hollow there. Some nice greenery for our entrance area.
In other news Wes is getting so cuddly! When he was teeny tiny he use to sleep on our chests then he stopped one day. All of a sudden, and I missed it so. But now he snuggles up and rests his head out of his own choosing and it just feels all the sweeter. Such a lovely little guy!
Oh and of course, Happy Fathers Day to my dad. Hes a great father and super fun to watch being a grandfather. This is a photo of him and Wes I took on a trip to my hometown this past week. Its my dads old car that is still in great condition, a late 1960's ('68? I think) Mustang. Hopefully some day Wes will get to drive this car himself, he sure did enjoy playing around in it.