We acquired a hops transplant! We are going to put it on our sunny back porch. Clearly we had to pick up some necessities - 2 bags of potting soil and half of an old whiskey barrel. You know how it's trendy these days for mirco-breweries to have a beer that was aged in some sort of other alcohol vessel? Well, with our next homebrew, we can include in its paragraph long description that the hops were grown in a whiskey barrel, adding delightfuly nuanced characteristics!! And yes, we are most definitely oddballs for hauling this stuff around on our homemade bike trailer, but I enjoyed the adventure and I really can't complain about my first world problems.