When massive floods swamped Rogue Farms last December we left behind a small crew to watch over things. We headed out knowing that our fellow Rogues would be safe. In the 100+ year history of the farm, the buildings have never flooded. Our friends would be high, dry and warm.
But during those two weeks, life on the farm was a lot like living on an island. Surrounded by floodwaters, they had no way to drive in or out.
These are some of the photos the crew took during their time alone on the farm.
While not the worst floods we’ve ever experienced, we’re still in awe of the power of Mother Nature. One of the wettest Decembers in Rogue Farms history busted a long running drought and replenished the soil with the moisture it so desperately needed. So what if it took two weeks of floods to turn things around? That’s a risk we were more than happy to take.
Join us at Rogue Farms for the start of spring. The bines are emerging and the Prickless Marionberries are budding. Soon we’ll be stringing and staking the hopyard. The season of Growing Beer and Spirits is here!