Friday, August 31, 2007
Thanks to J from England who took the picture of the plowing for me and is ready to start his own blog. He is the young son of 2 anesthesiologists who stayed with us along with their daughter and 2 friends to celebrate his 40th. Raffaele baked a cake for him and we had a mini festa!
We are full again starting tonight; I had to "evict" a priest to make room for our new guests who arriving for a Slow Food convention of sorts in Offida. He stayed with us 3 days and is off to Loreto where the pope has an annual gathering for the children. (Actually, he knew we were going to be full tonight)
On a serious note, we have fires all around us and last night Raffaele had to dash off to save the family home in Ascoli where flames got as near as 50 meters from the house and were burning their little garden olive grove and some oak trees nearby on the hill behind them. We are still waiting and praying for rain which we desparately need. Today again a 60 % possibility, but nothing here at Nascondiglio.
Tonight we are taking a much needed break to visit our friend Marco at Oasi degli Angeli for dinner and maybe a bit of consultation about our vineyard to come. He makes the wine called Kurni which is very special and unique from the Marche,, hopefully one day, we will make one as unique and complex.
The pictures are of another night and day here. a full moon behind clouds, an airplane which was dumping water on Raffaele's house (almost literally) which controlled the blaze behind their house and today's sunrise.
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