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Auguri 2011

Auguri 2011
Auguri 2011

2010, another cracker of a year (at least as far as one bone in particular is concerned)

YES! We had had hopes that all the cracking had come to an end. For most of the year nothing of the kind hap-pened indeed and hope remained intact. Then it happened to Esther. In the farmers absence, and as the result of a blackout, she fell over one of the unfortunate dogs and broke her thigh bone. Three months after the event she is still not even on crutches. This, as a consequence, means that the farmer has to look after more than just the farm.

Otherwise the year once more passed in rather unspectacular fashion, we harvested some grapes of decent quality (that hopefully will soon once more have turned into a drinkable wine), and produced some firstclass olive oil. The pumpkin harvest, in contrast to the kaki one, was less than modest as can be seen clearly on the card.

On the animal front we had some losses due to illnesses and dog attacks, and unfortunately all the crias born during the year were males. What an injustice!

Highlight of the year on the other hand was our firsttime participation, with seven animals, at a real alpaca show in the north of Italy.

We wish you all the very best for 2011 and way beyond!

ESTHER, RENÉ, PANCHO, CITA, LARA, BUBU, and 50 ALPACAS

 


2010, wieder ein Kracher (zumindest was einen bestimmten Knochen betraf)

WIRKLICH! Wir hatten gehofft, dass das Krachen sich nicht wiederholen wuerde. Fuer den grossten Teil des Jahres blieb diese Hoffnung intakt. Dann traf es die Esther. In Abwesenheit des Bauern, waehrend einem Stromunterbruch, stolperte sie im Dunkeln ueber einen unserer Hunde und brach sich den Oberschenkel. Drei Monate nach dem Ereignis geht sie noch nicht einmal an Kruecken. Fuer den Bauern bedeutet dies, dass er sich um mehr als nur um die Farm kuemmern muss.

Sonst verlief auch dieses Jahr wieder wenig spektakulaer. Wir ernteten einige Trauben von guter Qualitaet (die auf dem besten Weg sind, sich in einen trinkbaren Wein zu verwandeln), und auch das Olivenoel ist wieder erstklassig. Die Kuerbisernte hingegen war mehr als bescheiden, im Gegensatz zu den Kakis, was auf der Karte ja deutlich auszumachen ist.

Leider verloren wir einige Tiere durch Krankheit und Hundeattacken, und zu unserem Leidwesen waren dises Jahr alle Neugeborenen Hengste. So ungerecht kann die Natur sein!

Der Hoehepunkt des Jahres war unsere erstmalige Teilnahme, mit nicht weniger als sieben Tieren, an einer echten Alpakashow in Norditalien.

Jetzt wuenschen wir Euch das Allerbeste fuer 2011 und weit darueber hinaus!

ESTHER, RENÉ, PANCHO, CITA, LARA, BUBU und 50 ALPAKAS


2012, di nuovo un anno piùtosto secco, però con almeno qualchi passi avanti con rispetto alle energie rinnovabile

Davvero! Tanto sole e poca pioggia. Per consecuenza la uva era come uva passa con gradi di zucchero altissimi. Tante fonte seccavano. E quando pioveva era il diluvio. Fortunatamento per noi questo non era un problema. D’altra parte la raccolta dai nostri panelli solari era abondante. Questo di nuovo risultava che il contadino e la sua moglie si occupavano di altri aspetti di energia rinnovabile, in particolare aspetti della mobilità. Sembra che la moglie ha trovato la soluzione migliora, sia quella più ovvia. Inoltre il contadino si domanda fino a qual punto e per quanto tempo questa energia sarà rinnovabile. In ogni caso deve continuare con i suoi sforzi di convincere gli animali. Però non vogliamo lamentarsi. Tutto detto era lui di mettersi nei questi pasticci. Vero?

Vi auguriamo Buone Feste e Un 2013 perfetto!
Tanti saluti di
ESTHER, RENÉ, LARA,, BUBU, e 53 ALPACA

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Moritz

Photographer and some time publisher - or is it the other way around? Often seen around east london and further afield (Italy) with main man Rudy the bulldog @Rudybulldog (keeps me sane), love cycling, F1 (increasingly less so) and Liverpool fan but don't hold that against me.

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