Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Green Vineyard practices that are just darn cute: Mini Sheep


Santa Ynez Valley already had Mini Ponies ( read this with your Dr Evil voice) across from Buttonwood, now Clos Pepe has Miniature Old English Babydoll Southdown Sheep. Lets just call them Mini Sheep. Growing to less than two feet tall , they move through the vines eating grass and weeds and leaving behind some uh.. "fertilizer" Sounds much better than pesticides or fueling up the tractor to mow the rows. And because of their short stature, they can't reach the fruit. Genius!
More information: Article at Women and Wine & Check out this video of mini sheep over at Navarro Vineyards in the Anderson Valley at Treehugger.com
Navarro Vineyards cuts their fuel use in half using these cute creatures for weeding.
Support Navarro and try their Edelzwicker (a mix of Gew├╝rztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris). Its a steal at about $12 bucks a bottle in their tasting room and its delicious. Plus your dollar is going to support the mini sheep.

5 Comments:

Anonymous said...

love the video

Anonymous said...

I have seen the sheep in action. It's good use of old technology to fix a high technology dilemma.

Anonymous said...

This is a good excuse to bring the kids up to wine country. Why take them to the zoo when you can go tasting and show them the mini sheep. It would be a great place to have a lunch picnic with the kids.

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