Vallo di Nera under a blanket of snow. January 2015.
Ben and newborn Cinnamon. January 2015.
The three snowmen. January 2015.
The insects are ready for a Carnevale party. February 2015.
Wintery sunset over Coscerno. February 2015.
Bottlefeeding baby Valentino, our new billygoat. February 2015.
Mini-CSA box contents in early spring: "Pink Jumbo Banana" squash, red currant jam, fresh eggs, "Red Russian" and Tuscan kales, baby broccoli, spicy arugula, sunchoke tubers. March 2015.
Fafa found Snow White's first (goose) egg this spring. So big! March 2015.
Spring has sprung, at least a bit. Daffodils are up and peach buds swelling. March 2015.
Back to winter! Snow on nectarine blossoms. April 2015.
Cookie with her newborn twins. April 2015.
Chickens grazing in the vineyard. April 2015.
WWOOFers Nathan and Kenneth gave us a hand with spring farm projects. April 2015.
Chef Fafa, busy making a very large batch of pizza dough for a group of farm visitors. May 2015.
Ben learns to make pizza. May 2015.
Musa the Jersey cow has arrived! May 2015.
Ben's first grade class observes milking time. Photo by Terese. May 2015.
Jersey and Jersey-goat cheeses aging in the basement. June 2015.
Ben steers the tractor while Adolfo works the pedals. June 2015.
Puppy Orso plays with Fafa. June 2015.
Fafa and WWOOFer Faith pitting Montmorency pie cherries. June 2015.
Sundried cherries and cherry syrup, coming right up! June 2015.
Fafa enjoys Pakistan mulberries. June 2015.
Gregorio, Fanny and Theo hunting for black summer truffles. July 2015.
Farmhouse from the front. July 2015.
So many jam jars to label! August 2015.
Garden produce ready for the grill, at the open-farm summer party. August 2015.
Ben and new kitten Micia. August 2015.
Orso guarding his flock. August 2015.
Rosati family portrait, taken by WWOOFer Carmen. August 2015.
Fafa "borrows" some plums. August 2015.
Ellie (aka The Elephant) arrives. August 2015.
Experimental yogurt... we're going for thick and creamy. September 2015.
Flakes of ricotta float to the top of the hot whey, after straining out the curd for cheesemaking. September 2015.
While searching for the old trail to Pratale, we found a new view of the farmhouse. September 2015.
Adolfo proudly displays his first ripe pawpaw, Asimina triloba cultivar Sunflower. September 2015.
Creamy like a banana, with a flavor of mango and apple. Delicious! September 2015.
Fafa and WWOOFer Conor crushing grapes the old-fashioned way. September 2015.
Fall color just starting. October 2015.
Buddies. October 2015.
The winners of the 2015 Bean Trials: Monachella ("Little Nun"), Cocco, and others. November 2015.
The gingerbread cow, making chocolate manure. December 2015.