And Even More Winter

We are now 6 days into this winter storm that has gripped most of Italy.

The news is grim. There are the usual predictions of hardships for agriculture as crops are frozen, price increases for all basic food stuffs, the increase in energy consumption and the heartbreaking tragedies, people stuck, isolated, even some deaths. [...]

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, [...]