Echoes of the Garden

A Place in the World

A Hopping Good Time.

It doesn’t matter whether it’s medieval society or modern, is there anything that symbolizes “social” more than beer? People have been brewing beer since 7000 BCE in the East and 3500 BCE in the West. Hops have been being added… Continue Reading…

The Leech's Knowing

Hop Into Bed

For a plant that’s been around for a long time, there are remarkably few older references to it. I have searched all of my usual herbals and haven’t found mention of this herb under any name for it that I… Continue Reading…

Culinary

A Hopping Good Meal

There are a fair number of uses for our Noble Interest in the kitchen. I must state that I have spent the better part of a day trying to find older recipes (medieval and before) and have been utterly unable… Continue Reading…

In the Garden

Hops in Leaps and Bounds

In his book Five Hundred Points Of Husbandrie, Thomas Tusser gives these instructions. March drie or wet, hop ground go set. Yoong rootes well drest proove ever * best. Grant hop great hill to growe at will. From hop long… Continue Reading…

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Noble Interest

Hop

Humulus lupulus Mention hops and the conversation usually jumps straight to beer with good reason. But there’s so much more to the hop plant than that. It’s a plant that I greatly admire and I’m ready to delve into why.… Continue Reading…

Wes Hu Thal

Wes Thu Hál

While we’re still getting snow, it’s melting soon after it falls. The woodcock appeared a couple of days ago and we have some crocus around the house. We’re still waiting to hear the peepers but they should wake soon. The… Continue Reading…

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