Farm Diary 1
FARM DIARY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
BORDERTOWN CAME TO BE AGAIN
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!
PRODUCTIVE 37 ACRES
FARM DIARY - APRIL 23, 2018
OUR FIRST GREENHOUSE
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
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 GREENHOUSE & HYDROPONICS
Dorothy and Jonathan are a mother and son family business, Ducky Hydroponics, LLC. The greenhouse went up in one day.
FARM DIARY - APRIL 30, 2018
CHECKING OFF OUR LIST!
We have a tractor and plow. (check) Water irrigation tanks are delivered to the field - $200 what a deal! (check)
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
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
MOTHER NATURE AT HER BEST
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
Jared pays close attention to each of these seedlings. Lots of TLC!
FARM DIARY - MAY 14, 2018
THE FARM IS GREENING UP
SIGN OF THE TIMES
Getting ready to hang our signs on our hemp acre.
NOT WORTH THE HEADACHE
Need we say more?
FARM DIARY - JUNE 10, 2018
BIRDS EYE VIEW
Thank you Billy Strauss for this POV.
Organic field ready for our seedlings.
FARM DIARY - JUNE 20, 2018
Water from our natural spring has been directed to our acre of hemp.
DROP BY DROP
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
Jared designed the irrigation system!
FARM DIARY - JUNE 23, 2018
IN THEY GO
They gathered to help. We are so grateful for all of the energy and support of our friends and family.
Kathy, Jan, Brooks, Bob, Jared, Tucker and Megan
HEMP ENTHUSIAST AT 91
91 year old Marion labeled the varieties of hemp with Petey and Hiccup by her side.
FARM DIARY - JUNE 26, 2018
MOVING ON OUT
The last of the Hemp plants to leave the green house.
THEIR NEW HOME
The last 50 Hemp plants on their way to their new home in the field. What a feeling!
Kathy and Megan we couldn't have done it without you both!
FARM DIARY - THE MONTH OF JUNE 2018
ONE BY ONE
The perimeter of the Hemp acre will be surrounded by these posts.
A HERCULEAN EFFORT
Jared and Joe off loading 75 posts
ALL LINED UP
One post at a time.
FARM DIARY - JULY 1, 2018
TOGETHER WE WEED!
Thank you Erika, Craig, Jason and Amy.
CONTINUING THE FAMILY TRADITION
Family who weeds together stays together.
FAMILY LOVE IN THE HEMP FIELD
Jason and Erika planting the seeds for a long and wonderful life together.