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    Ian Jerolmack says the hardest part of his job is coping with unpredictable weather. Last year's drought was especially difficult.

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    Ian Jerolmack digs a trench for water to drain out of the greenhouse that houses ginger on his farm in Bowdoinham. Jerolmack has owned Stonecipher Farm for eight years and sells produce to a number of Portland restaurants.

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    Ian Jerolmack digs a drainage trench at one of his greenhouses. He bought the land in 2009.

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    Anna, 8, raises her hand when Ian Jerolmack asks which one of his kids wants to ride on the tractor with him.

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    Ian Jerolmack and his daughter Anna put on ear protection before starting up the tractor on his farm.

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    Cassidy, 10, and Gideon, 6, run after the tractor at Stonecipher Farm.

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    Ian Jerolmack watches carefully to make sure his stepdaughter Cassidy, 10, lays beet seeds in a straight line as his other kids, Gideon, 6, and Anna, 8, watch. Jerolmack didn't grow up on a farm.

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    Gideon, 6, perches on his dad's tractor while he watches him finish planting beets on his farm.

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    Gideon watches his father water seedlings.

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    Ian Jerolmack waters seedlings in one of his greenhouses. He sells produce to a number of well-known Portland restaurants such as Eventide, Drifters Wife and Central Provisions.

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    Ian Jerolmack gets help from three of his children, from left, Gideon, Anna and Cassidy, as he tries to fix a piece of machinery at his farm on a sunny morning. He said the best part of his job is being able to work at home so he is close to his kids and wife.

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