A few weeks ago, the fellow who works with the bees here at the farm invited me to join him as he checked the hives. He recommended I get up early and meet him to check their progress, perhaps as a sort of consolation for the sting I got on the face the other day… Read More Looking for Queens
Despite the rainy Spring we’ve been having so far, there are two signs reminding me that the season is slowly moving forward: fiori di Sambuco (Elderberry flowers) and Stridoli (a spontaneous herb). I remember, growing up, collecting herbs and fruits with my uncle Ilario. He was a sailor for many years and loved to tell me stories… Read More Fiori di Sambuco e Stridoli
Appropriately after dancing around the May Pole and celebrating Spring we’re starting to plant. We’re actually not far behind the rest of the valley since the weather has been frightful, with heavy rain falling far later than usual and even hail yesterday. We’ve been able to plant in the new “synergic beds” we built in… Read More We have plants in the ground!
We have had a really fun and busy week here at the farm. As we’ve prepped beds and bought starts we’ve also been blessed by a bounty of visitors. Our friends Sowmya, Walker, Becky and Dinah from Olympia were here and we enjoyed the chance to visit with them. Yesterday… Read More May Day