Lavender Harvest in July 2011

Our lavender plants are young. We planted them in summer 2009. That’s another story for another day…

Lavender grows to its full size in about 3 years, so last summer (2011) they were only 2 years old, and fully mature. Regardless, they yielded an amazingly large quantity of flowers!

We harvested in 2 separate weeks, [...]

Porrà…a local butcher and beef farmer.

Here in the province of Ascoli Piceno we are so lucky to be able to purchase meat directly from the farmers.

The supermarkets are of course full of meat from goodness knows where, animals raised in different countries, with all sorts of hormones, fed all sorts of strange things, then trucked many kilometers to be [...]