Our farmer forefathers in Vermont ordained Town Meeting to be held on the first Tuesday in March. Listen to learn more.
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While historically interesting and well spoken, I am a new backyard farmer not a historian. I had hoped for something... more agricultural. I suppose for Old Farmers talking about farming all the time might get boring but with gas at $4 a gallon and grocieries going up every week it is very interesting to a lot of us. No disrespect intended I assure you, but I lived along the Canadian border for 6 years and I know there were people growing things in those hot frames this time of year.
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