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Treasured Gifts: Rural Life, Rural Friends

Date: April 18, 2011 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

1976 - with Sofie, our first sheep

1976 - with Sofie, our first sheep

I’ve been writing for quite some time about our life on the land here in Umbria – and our rural friends, “givers of the greatest gifts”. I started sharing the memories long before I launched the blog. Our farm neighbors remain our dearest friends… over the years, each has given us treasured gifts. The gifts keep coming. I’ll keep writing about those gifts – and those people.

Here are some of the stories:

“The Good Ole Days”
Foraging for Wild Asparagus – and Reminiscing
Zsa Zsa’s Story
Concetta’s Funeral
Funghi
A Fireside Chat
Harvest Time Past
Pig to Prosciutto
Rino Stalks the Truffles
Ode to Alessandro
Grape Harvest
Bread: a “Sacred” Part of Rural Life
Gathering the Olives
November: Sweets, Saints and Cemeteries
Blessed Easter Abundance in Umbria
Umbria Brings in May
Umbria’s Sacred June Rites


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