Yesterday morning I was across the valley at friends’ farm picking grapes.  A few days later than last year, and fruit certainly smaller, but the harvest was in full swing.  Of course arriving after having served breakfast here at Bellaugello I was late and most of the morning picking was done, but there were still […]

Yesterday was yet another scortcher.  The guys arrived at six am to start work, finishing by lunchtime as it is just too hot for them to work outside in the afternoons. Folowing our big clean up of the back drive the fence was erected and draped with dark green nylon windbreak which makes a very […]