Saturday, August 25, 2007
25 agosto (only 4 months of shopping days left)
We are officially full with 7 rooms occupied; 4 with English visitors and 3 with Italian visitors. Raffaele even abandoned Rm 3 to make space for a nice couple of doctors from the UK and their 2 little ones. It is a good time for me, because I can practice my english speaking skills! Things will slacken a bit in September and we will have time to reprogram our future plans a bit. Today, our neighbor Luigi started plowing our ground in preparation for the vineyard planting. By plowing now, if we do get any rain in this decade, the water will soak deeper into the soil. Filu and I took a long walk today up and down hills and searched for houses in which to live in the future for me. There are many abandoned examples near by, but the Brits have the upper hand when buying due to the pound sterling which is double the dollar's value right now.
If any Slow Food types like me are planning a trip to Italy, be sure to come the weekend of september 21-24th to Bra to visit "Cheese"; a truly remarkable get together of cheese producers from around the world. (I am afraid there won't be any Kraft american slices or """""Parmesan""""). I hope to find my favorite variety in the whole world, Macagna there.
Today's pix are of dawn this morning, my little hike with Filu, passing our one big oak at the bottom of the hill and on the way back we met Luigi, our expert plower. ciao e buon weekend! dds
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