Sunday, April 13, 2008
Posts for the trellis
As it turns out, the farm I'm establishing the hopyard on has a beautiful swath of forest near a creek with an ample supply of dead cedar trees (and may live ones too). Cedar is the perfect wood for making posts due to its rot resistance and a 15 foot log is light enough for me to drag around myself (although the 4-wheeler did come in handy). I've cut most of the posts already. The ground has been thawed for a few weeks now so I've taken a soil sample to be shipped off to the soil lab at MSU. Plowing will happen very soon and then I can get these posts in the ground.