Author Archives: christinemargerum

About christinemargerum

As a part-time community-college instructor, I have a double life: working and living a wonderful life in the U.S. 's best town ever (Berkeley); and living and working in the wonderful Umbrian countryside whenever I can. Husband Terry and daughters Ingrid and Nina play along.

We got adopted

Our friends here keep telling us that no Umbrian farm house is complete without a cat.  Well, this guy finally found us.  He emerged out of the woods one day in April and hasn’t left since.  Really the perfect outdoor … Continue reading

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The Wettest May Ever!

Waking up in the morning to the sound of the spring flowing its way down the seven levels of the old, defunct sheep “bevatoio” in the backyard is a new experience at Calboccia. It has been an unusually rainy May, … Continue reading

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Black Summer Truffles at Calbboccia

I am just getting around to posting a photo of some of the black summer truffles that our neighbor’s truffle dog Dea found below our oak trees last August.  We washed them carefully with a dish brush under cold running … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi!  We’ll try to keep out guests posted as to what’s going on at Calboccia.  We plant trees, harvest olives, design new furniture, and make jam.  Thanks for stopping by. Please contact, if you would like additional information. Thank … Continue reading

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