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Visiting Fattoria La Maliosa

Yesterday morning I woke up with a nice,  warm sun, then within a very short time the colors became saturated and the contrasts were those of grey clouds pressing on.

visita alla Fattoria La Maliosa - campo verde
After meeting our guests, we’ve reached La Maliosa with umbrellas and proper rubber boots, with the optimism of those wanting to breathe, discover and hear.

The old vineyard is invaded by flowers, biodynamic farming can be recognized also by this: between olive trees and vines, there is a field full of flowers. It’s the green manure, a mixture of seeds planted in previous months. Under the vines though, the hoe is still being used to move and clean the soil.

It’s drizzling, but Enrico Bachechi tells us about the recovery work made during these years in the old vineyard. Abandoned for only two years, a historic vineyard can quickly lose its value, it needs constant care and attention from man…

To reach the olive groves we walk. Within a few hundred meters  I found wild cyclamen of a beautiful intense pink color, butcher’s broom, honeysuckle, wild asparagus (which I enjoyed eating), broom almost ready to bloom, wild violets, borage of an intense blue…

La vigna vecchia

Dominique and Antonella tell us about  the enthusiasm which has accompanied them throughout this project  and the satisfaction they’ve collected.

Enrico tells us about how precious and valuable the 500 preparation  (horn manure) is and answers all our questions and curiosity about the biodynamic farming methods in simple words,  which prove the century long commitment of those who’ve wanted to take this path.

preparato 500 o cornoletame

The rain and mud don’t make us give up: we reach Monte Cavallo, the highest point of the surroundings. Far down there you can even see the sea…

Guardando il mare da La Maliosa

Paola Sucato aka ci_polla

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