We Got Hop Whacked with Hail on Saturday

It was not a very big storm, but it caused a huge issue in the Hop Yard. The wet and cold spring were bad enough but on Saturday we were Hop Wacked by hail. About 20% of the plants had tips knocked off, 90% have some sort of damage. Damage will allow disease issues to more easily attack the plants. So we are facing a very difficult growing year. Ohh well, that’s farming. Luckily we have plenty of hops from previous harvests to keep us in beer for the year!