Saturday, 22 November 2008

Umbria gets cold in the winter

The extended stretch of mild weather has made us extremely late in doing all the things that need to be done around the house and in the garden before the onset of winter. The weather forecast in this mornings Corriera points to snow flurries on Monday and Tuesday and close to freezing temperatures tonight so we've spent the better part of the morning hastily painting the woodwork that needs refreshing , putting away all the garden furniture, and setting the fire. Thankfully, the olive harvest is now collected,pressed, and off to the bottlers. Wilf made the harvesting lengthier than usual by developing a new habit of positioning himself in the centre of the collecting nets. We've also discovered that over the summer the fieldmice have managed to find their way into the storage room by the pool and have made their nests in the boxes containing the Christmas decorations.

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