Archive for the ‘Work in Progress’ Category

Our Lada Niva unfortunately left us

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Lada morta

Our Lada Niva Diesel left us unfortunately, after nearly 10 years of good work. I am a bit sad as I always become emotionally attached to my equipment. Spare parts have become virtually impossible to find and the engine has done it’s job and retired!

Thanks for your help all these years!

Cleaning the Picciolo vineyard at Rovitello

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
rovitello

Cleaning the borders of the Picciolo vineyard

Since last year we have a large vineyard in lease in Rovitello, around 3 hectares. This is an old vine alberello vineyard which has been modified into rows to be able to mechanize work. (more…)

Warm month of January

Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Pruning Rovitello/1

Re-pruning the new Rovitello vineyard

January is quite warm with little or no bad weather this winter. Not the best condition for the vines as they need the cold for a good winter sleep, but good for us as we are moving fast with the work this year! (more…)

We produced olive oil this year!

Saturday, December 14th, 2013
The 2 olive oil tanks

The 2 olive oil tanks

We finally produced a good quantity of olive again! The 2013 picking season started a bit later than planned as Etna was active and the ash dropped on the trees in the Linguaglossa area where most of our top growths are located. (more…)