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About Vermont Rice

Farmer, baker, tinkerer, linguist, writer.

Boundbrook Farm and Vermont Rice Have Moved!

Come check out our new web home at http://www.vermontrice.net

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New rice is available!

Our 2012 crop of hayayuki short-grain japonica rice is available now for general sale. Please contact the farm for more information. We offer 1.5 lb cloth bags, and larger bags of five, ten, twenty, and fifty pounds are also available.

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July 2012: 7/1-7/7

This is an exciting week on the farm.  Transplants in the Eastern Paddy and in the nursery have started to put on panicles of grain! The developing rice starts hollow and fills out with time.

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6/24-6/30

More rice, more growth, and more paddies.  The pond has been dug to full size as well.

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June 2012: 6/3-6/9

Some updated photos of the planted rice, showing new growth.

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May 2012: 5/27-5/31

Here are some photos of  field prep and conditions, pond level, rice seedlings and seedling growth for late May.

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http://vermontsailfreightproject.wordpress.com/

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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