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Rancholivo at last

by cheri sabraw Buddhist masters sit still on cushioned floors, inhaling and exhaling, practicing the art of nothingness. They attempt to disentangle their minds from thought and desire, from attachment and emotion. In their linen robes, they forsake the material … Continue reading

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Olive the olives are ready to go…are we?

by cheri sabraw The olive tree has been growing on  earth for 6000-7000 years. It is believed to have first sprouted in  Persia and  Mesopotamia (the Fertile Crescent),  soon finding firm and fertile ground in what is today’s modern Syria … Continue reading

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Hobby Farmers’ Assault: Our Olive Update

by cheri arbequina sabraw Last month, we learned from our host Umberto at La Chiusa in Montefollonico, Italy that the olive fruit fly, too, had obliterated his entire harvest last year. In fact, the fly had stung most of the … Continue reading

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Olives, jam, and bread

by cheri sabraw The John Deere tractor—looking like a green scorpion with its powerful backhoe attachment—will cross the creek for the umpteenth time this year and instead of digging long trenches for irrigation pipes, will finally begin to fill them. … Continue reading

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