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 cat, he stays outside 24-7, doesn’t mind being petted (though definitely not a lap cat) and supplements his store-bought dinner with foraged fare.  Meet Biancchino (little white one).

Biancchino

Biancchino

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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, and farmers and town folk are tired of so much rain. The farmers, because their crops – wheat, sunflowers, corn, vegetables, fruit trees, grapes, and – yes: still – tobacco are at risk; the town folk, because they are fully prepared to don their summer clothes at the farmers’ market on Wednesday mornings. But, but, but … Everything is so green and lush! Vivid thunder clouds and rainbows! Frogs and toads making merry noisily in the small forest ponds! Hoopoes, pheasants, and hawks feasting on forest and olive-grove fare … a multi-media experience!

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Black Summer Truffles at Calbboccia

Tartufi by Dea

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 water, grated them, and sauteed them with garlic  in our Calboccia olive oil for five minutes and served them on bruschetta.

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News and Updates

Making elderflower cordial – May

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 Christine@calboccia.com, if you would like additional information.

Thank you for your inquiry.

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