As a young man in 1965, Borry Gartrell purchased the property which was at the time in a state of disrepair. The indigenous people must have looked on in horror as the once fertile the land had been cleared and ploughed exuberantly in the best European tradition. As a result, much of the topsoil moved down the slope. Borry’s first task regenerating was to haul tens of thousands of meters of soil back up the slope from whence it came.
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