What's it like to experience a forest fire when your home is in that forest? In a word, scary. Here is a link about our experience with this 3 years ago in June of 2011. With all the national attention to the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon we've been getting a lot of emails, texts, and calls asking if we're OK. Yes we are but in light of our … [Read more...]
Time for the harvest!
Here is one of the reasons we chose this time of year! The grapes are ripe on the vine and ready for harvest... They harvest different grapes in stages and these Syrah grapes are ready now. The "Nero d'Avola" (a Sicilian grape) grapes are another week away and the white wine grapes a little more. We'll get to see the harvest and the beginning of … [Read more...]
Ciao from Sicilia! After some technical difficulties with the blog, we're in business in Modica. We've had mostly beautiful weather with one drenching rain storm. It's all good... Yesterday, we tried the famous chocolate- sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Modern chocolate is heated to a point so the sugar is melted, but Modica chocolate is … [Read more...]
If you ask someone from Sicilia ("See-sheel-ya" as pronounced by natives), they might say they are still a separate country from Italy. They are only half joking! Although the people are as wonderful as their relatives to the north and the food as tasty, the culture is very different! Here are few shots I meant to get on the blog earlier, but … [Read more...]
I leave tomorrow to go back to the states... Looking forward to seeing my family, but will certainly miss Italy! Here are a couple more shots from the Mt. Etna, coastal area. Once I get over my jet lag, I'll go through my photos and find a few more! Don't forget the Villages of Sicily tour September 25 - October 2, 2013... We're taking deposits, … [Read more...]
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