Rick’s Fields of Dreams

As Father’s Day approaches and the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby, I am reminded of my favorite childhood fishing spot. I would ride my bike or walk to the north seawall on Shelburne Farms. There is a huge rock that the wall was built around. I would spend hours sitting there. Many times while my… Read More »

Rick’s Field of Dreams

Shelburne Farms has been my home for 62 years. I have walked, biked and driven all over this magical, magnificent, peaceful landscape. My family has been connected to the farm for three generations. I started working on the farm in 1968 as a groundskeeper assistant under the watchful eye of Darcy Patterson. I had the… Read More »