Ben and Fafa cutting the dough for butternut squash ravioli. January 2014.
WWOOFer Marcus spreading straw mulch in the vegetable garden. January 2014.
Farmhouse, seen though the fig tree collection (80 different varieties). February 2014.
Ben holding newborn lamb, Neve ("Snow"). February 2014.
Wild greens gathered from the fields: nettle, chicory, sow thistle. March 2014.
Fafa and WWOOFer Anna planting onions. April 2014.
Baby goats at pasture. April 2014.
Farmhouse, looking down from the apple field. April 2014.
Milking squad on their way back from the barn. May 2014.
Balling the curd, ready to make goat's-milk mozzarella. May 2014.
... and that mozzarella is mighty good on pizza! May 2014.
Fencing the new pasture. May 2014.
Putting in the summer vegetable garden. May 2014.
It grew fast! June 2014.
Ben makes pickles. June 2014.
WWOOFer Jessica picking raspberries. June 2014.
Ben and Fafa playing on the old oxcart. June 2014.
Fafa tests the apricot fruit leather. July 2014.
The newly converted greenhouse.... now a high-security poultry coop. July 2014.
The luxury condo of nests built by WWOOFer Erez from recycled lumber. July 2014.
Black summer truffles dug out by Fanny and Theo, Gregorio's amazing truffle dogs. August 2014.
A farm tour group samples our favorite heirloom tomato varieties. August 2014.
Setting up mobile fencing to graze the vineyard with poultry. August 2014.
Turkeys like San Giovese as much as we do. August 2014.
The apple crew at work. September 2014.
The vendemmia crew picking grapes. September 2014.
Crushing the grapes the old-fashioned way. September 2014.
Persico (wild peach) jam in progress. October 2014.
Bountiful fall harvest. October 2014.
Wolf attack 27 October 2014. RIP Neve, JetBlack and Cornuto.
Cousins carve Ben's "Bix Max" and "Atlantic Giant" pumpkins. 31 October 2014.
Fall view of the farm from the south. Photo by WWOOFer Trey. November 2014.
Fall view over the garden. November 2014.
Tom, strutting his stuff, unaware that its getting to be late November.
Tom, dressed for Thanksgiving dinner 2014.
Knights of the Order of the Panettone Box Helmets! December 2014.
Visiting the California cousins for Christmas 2014.