Category: Life

my italian housekeeper

The story of my Italian Housekeeper. When I worked in Italy, years ago, we rented an enormous house on the Amalfi Coast, very close to Amalfi, right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Mediterannian.  It had six terraces, with heavy marble tables… Continue Reading “my italian housekeeper”

Heirloom Tomatoes- A Man’s Munch.

Every Christmas Our John studies the seed catalogues, makes lists, loses the lists, makes more lists, studies more catalogues then finally orders piles of tomato seeds. He orders all kinds of other seeds as well but the tomato for him is the Major Crop.… Continue Reading “Heirloom Tomatoes- A Man’s Munch.”

The Good News and The Bad News

First the BAD NEWS.  While fooling about with my newly extended lens yesterday I managed to scratch the lens.  I just cannot believe I did that. A strong line was curved across every image I took yesterday.  I cannot clean the mark away.  Senior… Continue Reading “The Good News and The Bad News”

Combining Two Bee Hives.

AS well  as taking a little honey from my bees,  it is time to think about doing everything I can to ensure their survival through our brutal winters. My rule is two full supers of honey per hive by winter. Two hives are looking… Continue Reading “Combining Two Bee Hives.”