Near Assisi, Olive-Tree Pruning and a Peppa Feast
Peppa – now in her late seventies and still working full days on her land – is beginning to feel the effects of years of hard labor. More and more often, a “local” will be with her to assist in seasonal tasks. Like the pruning of her ninety olive trees.
When I arrived there one day in early April, helper Ivo was just putting away his pneumatic pruning shears (yes, Umbrian agriculture is on the fast track to modernization) having completed the pruning of all Peppa’s olive trees in about a day and a half.
Peppa generally overlooks any guest’s refusal for “piu?” (“more”?) and in this case, I was glad she simply plopped a second helping of that buonissima pasta on my plate.
Care to join in a similar feast? I think Peppa needs help now on binding up all the pruned olive branches…
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Read about a Peppa feast enjoyed by Pino