In the old days, farmers gathered together to help each other with various big chores, chores that need a lot of people. Here in central Italy, in the Le Marche region we carry on the tradition, having fun, sharing stories and laughs together. Bottling the superb wine of the Fiorano estate is just one of [...]
Hans has busy this last month making barn doors. The old metal ones no longer closed. I think they look really great, not to mention they open and close smoothly, what a difference…Bravo Hans!
Looking like the carpenter he is…
And being the silly guy he is…
So many projects, so little time…
As promised, here a few photos from the forest department nursery. Wouldn’t you know it…the day before, when I forgot my camera, it was glorious sunny day. The next day, camera in hand, it was the darkest, gloomiest day we’ve had yet this season.
Dark and kind of spooky
I spent the day making [...]
Not far from here is a little town in the Sibillini mountains called Montemonaco, a place we like to visit several times a year. The Sibillinis (a protected national park) are part of the Apennine range, the mountains that split Italy into East and West, the “spine” of the country.
Prosciutto, Salamis, Cheeses, Truffles, [...]
We have a small vineyard with mostly Trebbiano grapes, a small sweet white grape that is used for making table wine and is one of the principal grapes in Le Marche’s DOC Falerio wine.
A few weeks ago along with our guests we harvested our grapes and are now making wine.
Our Agriturismo Guests [...]