Mike Kirk: Raising the sheep that tend the vines

Mike Kirk: Raising the sheep that tend the vines

PHYL NEWBECK According to Mike Kirk, neither he nor his girlfriend, Marion Bourgault-Ramsay, come from farming backgrounds. Kirk, 32, was born in Philadelphia and Bourgault-Ramsay, 29, is a native of Montreal. Nevertheless, the two have decided the farming life suits them. In 2012, Kirk purchased some sheep and two years later, when the pair began… Read More »

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

Shelburne Vineyard’s newest residents: Greylaine Farm sheep settle in to graze among the grapevines

MARIA MERCIECA Correspondent On May 18, Shelburne Vineyard welcomed five Suffolk sheep from Greylaine Farm in Charlotte to graze under their vines to their hearts’ content. The project, titled “Feasibility of Integrating Sheep into Vermont Vineyards: An Initial Look at Ecologic and Economic Benefits,” is the first collaboration of its kind in New England. Thanks… Read More »