FARM DIARY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

BORDERTOWN CAME TO BE AGAIN.

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We found an old topographic survey in Dad’s map trunk with the original Bordertown Farm name for the property.   We had an ah ha moment! 

Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center would be the perfect home for a new Bordertown Farm.  

On  February 5, 2018 Bordertown Farm, LLC was established.  

The farm is reborn!

HISTORIC FIELDS

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The history of VABEC and the OG Bordertown Farm can be found at http://www.feelthebarn.com/history.html

PRODUCTIVE 37 ACRES

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FARM DIARY - April 23, 2018

OUR FIRST GREENHOUSE

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Vermont winters can be long and the growing season can be short, especially this year!  That is why we decided to invest

 in this adorable little 12 x 16 greenhouse.  So cute!  We placed it next to our Pole Barn so we can keep an eye on our sprouting hemp plants while 

sitting in our office.  We will cheer them on every day. 

The greenhouse is going up

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The cold Vermont weather has come to an end and spring/summer finally feels like it is here to stay.  Exciting to see the green house going up!   

Ducky Greenhouses and Hydroponics

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Dorothy and Jonathan are a mother and son family business.  

The greenhouse went up in one day.  What a team! http://www.duckyhydroponics.com/

FARM DIARY - APRIL 30, 2018

CHECKING OFF OUR LIST!

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We have a tractor and plow. (check) Water irrigation tanks are delivered to the field - $200 what a deal!  (check)

Rows

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On April 15th we measured out our first acre for the hemp crop this year – Jared said he could plow it with a 1936 one bottom mould board.  

YES he did it!

Water Storage Tanks

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These two storage tanks will hold water from our farm's natural spring.  This water will be used for field irrigation this summer.


Farm Diary - MAY 9, 2018

750 HEMP SEEDLINGS LOOKING GOOD

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This is the first half of our hemp seeds that we ordered from Boring Hemp Company in Oregon.

www.boringhempco.com

Mother Nature at her best!

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On May 3rd we planted 750 germinated seeds.  Every day we can see the progress of our seedlings.  We are so proud of them.

Love & Spritz

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Jared pays close attention to each of these seedlings.  Lots of TLC!

FARM DIARY - MAY 14, 2018

THE FARM IS GREENING UP

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SIGN OF THE TIMES

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Getting ready to hang our signs on our hemp acre.

NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE!

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Need we say more?

FARM DIARY - JUNE 10, 2108

BIRDS EYE VIEW

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Thank you Billy Strauss for this POV.

ONE ACRE

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Organic field ready for our seedlings.

OUR CAMPUS

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FARM DIARY - JUNE 20, 2018

DRIP IRRIGATION

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Water from our natural spring has been directed to our acre of hemp. 

DROP BY DROP

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We are ready for long hot days this summer.  This system drips half 

a gallon of water and nutrients per hour per plant.

DONE AND DONE

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Jay designed the irrigation system!

FARM DIARY - JUNE 23, 2018

IN THEY GO

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They gathered to help.  We are so grateful for all of the energy and support of our friends and family.

THANK YOU

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 Kathy, Jan, Brooks, Bob, Jay, Tucker and Megan

HEMP ENTHUSIAST AT 91

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91 year old Marion labeled the varieties of hemp with 

Petey and Hiccup by her side.

FARM DIARY - JUNE 26, 2018

MOVING ON OUT

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The last of the Hemp plants to leave the green house.  

THEIR NEW HOME

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The last 50 Hemp plants on their way to their new home in the field.  

What a feeling!

THANK YOU

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Kathy and Megan we couldn't have done it without you both!

FARM DIARY - THE MONTH OF JUNE 2018

ONE BY ONE

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The perimeter of the Hemp acre will be surrounded by these posts.

A HERCULEAN EFFORT

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Jay and Joe off loading 75 posts

ALL LINED UP

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One post at a time....

FARM DIARY - JULY 1, 2018

TOGETHER WE WEED!

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Thank you Erika, Craig, Jason and Amy.

CONTINUING THE FAMILY TRADITION

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Family who weeds together stays together.  

FAMILY LOVE IN THE HEMP FIELD

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Jason and Erika planting the seeds for a long and wonderful life together.

FARM DIARY - JULY 2, 2018

BABY NURSERY IN FULL BLOOM

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Hilary working on the smaller Hemp plants with plenty of TLC.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

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Hilary gives each Hemp plant the same attention.

WE BELIEVE

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For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have utilized the power of crystals.  So we are planting crystal power to support our Hemp plants.

FARM DIARY - JULY 6, 2018

KEEPING COOL DURING THE HEAT WAVE

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The natural spring on the field is doing its job.  

Both 1500 gallon tanks fill up with fresh, cool water - even during the 90 degree heat wave last week.

FROM HERE TO ....

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The water pools in the tanks and then is directed to quench the thirst of the Hemp plant's. 

NEVER THIRSTY

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Jay designed the irrigation system specifically for their needs.  

He is happy the Hemp plants are getting the water they need to grow.

FARM DIARY - JULY 12, 2018

ORIGINAL SPRING HOUSE

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A little bit of Mother Nature magic inside.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE

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We are so lucky to have this cool spring water running.  And excited to have harnessed it to help support our acre of Hemp.

SPRING WATER

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The sound of water dribbling into 

the old Spring House is meditative.  

farm diary - august 2018

ONE BY ONE

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Couldn't have done it without Joe and Kirk's help this weekend!  Thank you for helping us get the last few posts in the ground.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

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Family fun.

I I I I LINED UP I I I I I

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Took a lot of muscle and determination.  Great job Jay!  Thanks for the help Joe and Kirk!

FARM DIARY - august 2018

TLC EVERY DAY!

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Every day Hilary and Jay are in the filed making sure each plant is getting exactly what it needs.  

THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR HEMPING!

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There are those things that make your life just a bit nicer when in the field for hours at time.  Love my red boots!  

ROW BY ROW

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Every day they grow bigger and bushier.  All from a little seed!

Farm diary - september 2018

THE FIELD IS BUZZING

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Honey spiked with CBD what could be better.  These bees are doing all the work.

WORKING HARD

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How many bees hives did he bring? 

THERE ARE LADIES AMONGST US!

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There is room for everyone on our acre of hemp.

farm diary - September

KEEPING TRACK

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Things to do for next year's crop...the list is growing.  We have learned so much!

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

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Jay is our in house scientist.  We couldn't do this without him!

ALMOST READY

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The sun has been doing its job!

Farm diary - October 1, 2018

WE HAVE A CROP!

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Our seeds have grown into this!  

MOTHER NATURE

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Isn't she amazing?

KEEPING WATCH

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Petey is happiest in the middle of the field.