Thursday, April 10, 2014

What?


I came across this crazy scene outside my town.  The field in front of this house has all these poles (which are almost as tall as telephone poles) lined up in a regular pattern across the whole field.  As you can see, there are lines of some sort running across the top of them.  What in the world is the purpose of this?
I found out that they are growing hops here, to use in making beer.
I feel sorry for the people who built that house, thinking they had a nice farm field next to their house, only to find this being put in.  What a view!

17 comments:

Judy said...

I would definitely not want that view.

Blackberry Lane said...

I have never seen or heard of this before. Ugh....what a view!

Betsy Brock said...

How strange! I've never seen anything like that before. I wonder why hops needs poles!

Sweet Tea said...

Oh man, that would be awful.
Feel badly for the homeowner.
Their property value took a BIG hit.

Sola Scriptura said...

How sad.

linda said...

I wouldnt want that view either. I have never seen anything like that before. Happy Friday.

Simply Linda said...

Hmm..I feel bad for those people, I wouldn't want that view either. Blessings

thirstysouthernsoul said...

Well...it is definitely a DIFFERENT view from most, haha!

Patsy said...

I don't think hops smell very good. Poor people!

Cherdecor said...

Be sure to take more pictures as the hops grow up these poles and across the lines. I am assuming that is what they do. These poor people will be more enclosed than ever. And I was just complaining this morning that I didn't want to look out my patio window to see the grill sitting there. At least we can move the grill. :)

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! It looks like some kind of power plant, doesn't it? I don't know anything about hops, had no idea they'd need such a an intricate system of poles.

I feel sorry for their neighbors too!
Blessings,
Ceil

Jennifer said...

Wow, I've never seen anything like it before. I would definitely be disappointed to end up with a view of this. :(

Susan said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!! UGLY!!!!!

Jenny said...

Oh how I hate it when a view is destroyed. The stories I could tell. xoxo

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've seen hops fields galore in Idaho long ago, and they are TALL!!! Too bad the view is gonna be nil for the residents in that house tho.

Beth said...

Wow! What a bummer for the home owners. Maybe the farmer can appease them with free beer! ;>)

Sue O said...

There are many hops fields in our area. Mostly out in the country though, so no views destroyed.