Thursday, July 16, 2009

Climate Change? VT Viticulture? Just Ask a Farmer - Fancy News

When the local farmers here in Springfield, Vermont, begin one by one to adopt the change-over from traditional Vermont crops like Christmas Trees, to crops more suggestive of a mediterranean clime, when they invest in introducing new crops like the venerable and ancient Vine, one has to ask one's self - "are we not then beyond the question and into a phase where Climate Change is a fait accompli?"

This new vineyard was planted this very Spring, as soon as the ground was soft and ready, off Scenic Rt. 5 in Springfield, Vermont, City of Lights - and, Official Home of the Simpsons. Bacchus would be proud, Pan would leap to the merry dance, and the wood nymphs would wake from their sleep for real.