We’re in the middle of our first big winter storm of the season at Rogue Farms in Tygh Valley, and the falling snow and low hanging clouds have created a beautiful scene of solitude and silence. It’s as if the rest of the world had suddenly disappeared.
The Risk™ malting barley fields appear to be doing okay. No signs of cold damage, at least not yet. With snow on the ground, we can relax knowing that our barley will remain protected from any further damage as it sleeps under its big, white blanket.
We like to think our farm in Tygh Valley is beautiful any time of year, but winter is somehow special. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we do.
On the other side of the Cascades at Rogue Farms in Independence, one of our water pipes froze and burst somewhere under a concrete slab. We spent a couple of hours busting up the concrete with sledge hammers and trying dig down into the hard, cold soil – but still haven’t found it. At least the hard work is keeping the guys warm and they will sleep soundly tonight.
Rest assured that the Chatoe Rogue Tasting Room remains open for it’s regular hours and you can enjoy one of our beers and spirits while offering our crew some “helpful” advice. We’re sure they’ll appreciate it.