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  1. General Pipe Forum
    Came across this today. Pipe smoking alien crop circle someone created near the White Horse of Cherhill. Thought it might give some of you a smile. Here's a link to an article on the image: Crop circles: Now even ET is at it (with a little help from mircowaves and GPS) | Mail Online
  2. Cigar Bombs
    Sometimes it takes several weeks for the damn things to get ripe. Other times a bunch ripen at the same time. No matter, they are always prickly. Now I just have to figure out what to do with them. Any ideas? Canarywood, Cocobola, Kingwood , Purpleheart, Bacote, Birdseye Maple
  3. General Cigar Discussion
    Connecticut River valley tobacco crop devastated by season-long rainy, cold weather - MassLive.com
  4. General Cigar Discussion
    My good friend from lodge is a Connecticut River Valley Tobacco farmer (family legacy). His family owns the Smiarowski farm in Sunderland and sells their wrappers to Romeo y Julieta (among others). Those of you in the New England area remember just how much rain we had this Spring and the first...
  5. General Cigar Discussion
    Here is an updated pic of my crop. They're starting to bloom!!
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    Here are a couple of pics of the crop.:smoke: The first is a short section of two rows. It looks like about 17 or 18 plants are showing in each row. Each full row contains 45 plants. I have 4 rows total, the other 2 rows are a little over a week behind these rows. They are quite a bit smaller...
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    I got some tobacco seeds and decided to grow my own tobacco. I don't know what else to say, I just wanted to show you guys my progress so far.
  8. General Cigar Discussion
    Here are a couple of pics. One is of the tobacco hanging in the barn still has to cure awhile longer. The other is my son holding one of the leaves. Notice the brown on the lower tip that is how the whole leaf needs to be before fermentation. A few more weeks. I don't know why it won't post...
  9. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Not talking about your grandpa's cough medicine. I was watching the news last night and they did an interview with the owner of Weidekehr Wines. It seems this last little cold snap really did a number on the local wine crop. Was this just isolated to our area or has any of the other wine regions...
  10. Cigar Bombs
    Once a beautiiful sodded lawn... now a circle of dirt! TimButz2 decides to put a hurtin' on my property with his "BOMBING"! The culprit of the disaster: Thanks, Tim, for your generosity, but remember... "Revenge is a dish best served cold" -Kahn :D
  11. Habanos Discussion
    Hurricane is picking up strength.....oh no!
  12. Habanos Discussion
    Ok, So I've had this talk with Marc (OpusEx) and a few other guys before. I'm wondering however what some of your own personal experience has been in regards to the aging potential of some of the recent batches of Cuban Tobacco. I'm talking '03, '04, '05 stuff. Now as we all know the recent...
  13. Habanos Discussion
    Or is it all ready out? If it is planted in october, harvested in feb, when is it on the market ? Joe
  14. Habanos Discussion
    i met "mons" the other day at lcdh in club havana... he said the artificial aging of the new crop is a disaster... the wrappers are scarred - he was very pissed off to say the least. what's worse, the artificial aging was done to the entire crop!
  15. Habanos Discussion
    I came across this article, and thought you all may be interested. It concerns the upcoming tobacco crop in Cuba. http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y04/mar04/23e6.htm
  16. Habanos Discussion
    I've been surprised to find that some of the cigars I've recently smoked with late '03 dates have been exceptionally good when compared to the same brand from '01 or '02. Is it my imagination or would other people concur that some of the smokes coming from that Island South of Miami with box...
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