Monthly Archives: April 2012

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As if I don’t have enough going on, there is another project in the works for which I’ve just started a new blog.  It’s a future sail freight company to link Champlain Valley artisanal farm products, like and including ours, with markets in the Lower Hudson, by means of a custom-built flat bottom sailing barge.

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Speed the Plow

The rice paddies, measuring about 5.5 acres in total, are now leveled within a few inches.  It took many steps to get our uneven, mostly soggy pasture to this point, starting with bulldozer and excavator work last August.  In the … Continue reading

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Gearing up to plant rice

Coming into April we are preparing for a busy season.  The first step is to prepare a seedling nursery, to be seeded down by April 20th.  The seedlings grow to about 6″ long in special flats before being mechanically (I … Continue reading

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