Monthly Archives: March 2014

Thoughts About Planting

I have written earlier that I would report on our planting process at Calboccia, but then I didn’t.  It took me some time to think about this because there is more to say than what  we are planting this winter … Continue reading

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We Adopted!

Last Christmas, our children presented us with the most thoughtful gift:  The adoption of a fruit tree of an ancient variety at the “Archeologia Arborea” in San Lorenzo di Lerchi in Umbria (http://archeologiaarborea.org/en/), just a couple of kilometers west of … Continue reading

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We got re-adopted: The Cat Came Back!

  Extremely well-fed and now neutered, stray cat Bianchino has returned to Calboccia after half a year of absence.  Over last fall and early winter, he must have been taken in at a neighboring villa, where the owners stay around … Continue reading

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Three Oddities: Thousands of Birds, a Summer Truffle in March, and a Red Mushroom

More winter experiences: One late afternoon in February, my attention was drawn away from preparing dinner to the sound of many bird wings outside.  When I emerged out of the house to the front terrace,  I realized that many thousands … Continue reading

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Winter 2014: Planting and Pruning

This winter has been extraordinary:  I have not seen so much water come down our little Monte Calboccia!    Yes, there was lots of rain until early March, so much so that the Niccone River, which is usually hardly more than … Continue reading

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