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The View from the tractor!

Autumn in the Vineyard

Autumn Almanac
From the dew-soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar
When the dawn begins to crack, it’s all part of my autumn almanac
Breeze blows leaves of a musty-colored yellow
So I sweep them in my sack, yes, yes, yes, it’s my autumn almanac

Friday evenings, people get together
Hiding from the weather, tea and toasted
Buttered currant buns, can’t compensate
For lack of sun because the summer’s all gone
Well the rains finally came! December brought 12 rainy days and 66mm, whilst January saw 75mm on 11…

Vineyard Walk @ SHORT SHEEP

Vineyard Walk : Vine Talk

As part of the Mudgee Fine Food Farm Walks program…
A group of 30 or so visit SHORT SHEEP for a stroll through the vineyard and enjoy a chat about the Micro-Winery on Easter Sunday 2014
Click on the photos in the gallery below!

Grape MArc eaten by cows!

Grape Marc

Hanna and her sisters doin’ it for themselves tucking into the grape marc left over from our shiraz fermentation!
Did you know?
Grape marc cuts methane emissions by 20 per cent
A study at DPI Ellinbank found cows fed wine grape by-product decreased methane (CH4) emissions by 20 per cent. They also found grape marc also substantially increased healthy fatty acids in milk.

At SHORT SHEEP we have been feeding marc to our sheep and cows in the vineyard for years – so…