Rosa died on saturday.  She was 86 and a long time resident of Valdichiascio.  For many years a widow she kept her farm going with the help of friends and neighbours, and was often seen on the roadside crossing btween house and barn, always ready to chat with her friends of which there were many.

Incredibly well loved in the valley one close neighbour said to me today at the funeral “not only have I lost a neighbour but also a good friend and teacher”.  Rosa will be missed, the house looks sad, and we now need a new teacher of the old way of doing things and I know just the person!