Looking down at the farmhouse from the village of Paterno. January 2013.
Finally we have a street address, though no postman without 4x4 will venture down our road! January 2013.
Adolfo grades baby asparagus plants (Asparagus acutifolius) for sale. January 2013.
Fafa polishes off our last few persimmons. February 2013.
Pre-dawn view from the kitchen window. February 2013.
Ben and Fafa hitch a ride to the barn. March 2013.
Spring bounty of eggs: duck, chicken, goose. March 2013.
Adolfo, Ben and Fafa on our trusty rusty Fiat 605C. March 2013.
Ben kneads the dough of "Pizza di Pasqua", the cheese bread traditionally made at Easter time. March 2013.
Pasqualina and Sneetches, twin does born to Camoscia on Easter morning. April 2013.
Rolling eggs at the Pasquetta party. April 2013.
Francesina with her lambs, Chocolate Milk and Panna. April 2013.
Goats devouring olive prunings. April 2013.
BigStuff the Ancona rooster. April 2013.
Geese at pasture. April 2013.
Ben and Fafa hunt snails to feed to the chickens. April 2013.
Still harvesting wild asparagus in May this year!
5 years old! Ben learns to ride his birthday present, 24 May 2013.
Poppy season in Valnerina. May 2013
WWOOFer Roshan picks Montmorency cherries. June 2013.
Morning harvest of berries and herbs...
and afternoon harvest of apples and summer squash. June 2013.
Fafa cleans snails for cooking. June 2013.
WWOOFers move chicken tractor through the vineyard. July 2013.
Jamming black currants and gooseberries. July 2013.
Adolfo giving jam samples at Vallo di Nera. July 2013.
Ben and Darcy and Fafa. July 2013.
Mid-summer content of our mini-CSA box: "La Cassetta di Quello Che C'e'". August 2013.
Ben and Fafa playing on the Vespa that Adolfo's parents bought when they got married in 1963. August 2013.
WWOOFers George and Georgie transplanting and tending baby leeks. September 2013.
Making pizza for guests! September 2013.
Stanford band member and Jack o'lantern sporting "spooky" mustaches. Halloween 2013.
Abundant fall harvest nearly blocks the stairs:
polenta corn, popcorn, winter squashes, onions and shallots. October 2013.
Harvesting two tons of olives. November 2013.
Picking turnips for the CSA boxes. November 2013.
Cornelian cherries (Cornus mas) make a nice cranberry substitute. Thanksgiving 2013.
Self-portait in Seville. November 2013.
Ben's delicious gingerbread pig-sty. December 2013.