Ferragosto is the last major holiday of the summer here in Italy and it’s upon us. Historically in rural areas this holiday celebrated taking a load off beasts of burden and servants and letting them kick up their heels a bit. Flower garlands on bridals, summer bonuses, the whole nine yards. In our case, since… Read More Ferragosto
You’ve not heard from us in over a month. In that time we’ve moved for a final time into the house Federica’s parents made their home for the last 10 years. There was also Christmas and the flu, but those are best forgotten. I’m sitting now in my new living room, a room I remember… Read More What is it you do, exactly?
We had the opportunity today to attend a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs, local officials and farmers interested in agritourism. As a part of our vision to take on the reins at Fattorie Faggioli, we are following the fledgling agritourism sector in Washington building networking opportunities.… Read More West Sound Agritourism Workshop
While the produce is really satisfying, we also built, organized and improved a lot of the infrastructure here at the farm in these last months. This is the work that will really last.
It’s been almost exactly a week since we boarded the plane. As we plodded slowly toward the skyway, I looked at my passport again and noticed the expiration date: July 2013. For a split second, before even fully realizing the impact of what this might mean, I thought: “Should I tell Federica? She’ll give me… Read More First (week)