Lard, Apricots, and Manure: Unexpected recipes, concoctions and cures

It’s been a restful visit to the farm this time around.  While the daily routine has been more relaxed, we’ve come across a few interesting things to share this time: The other day a fellow came by to trim the donkeys’ hooves.  Our donkeys get less attention as Fede’s folks are stretched thin so they’re… Read More Lard, Apricots, and Manure: Unexpected recipes, concoctions and cures

The Desert in the Dolomites

Federica is a part of a Catholic community, similar to the Catholic Worker Movement in the United States, called the Pope John XXIII Association.  Pope John XXIII inspired Vatican II among other reforms, aiming to bring new life to the Church while strongly emphasizing Jesus’ call to live with the poor and marginalized.  Federica’s community… Read More The Desert in the Dolomites