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Living the country life in Italy
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Graham Lane    Posted 07-21-2002 at 07:38:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife and I emigrated to Umbria in Italy 18 months ago to live the simple life. We have rabbits, chickens, cats and 100 vines and twelve olive trees. Life here is very different to England where we came from. I was recently given a tractor but so far have been unable to identify it. It is labelled Unknown in the photo gallery.

If you can help with the identification or would like to know more about life in Italy please let me know.

Graham 'Roberto' Lane

WallSal55    Posted 07-23-2002 at 14:48:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had the opportunity to go to Rome, in 1974. Our
ride through the country involved going to Tivoli,
Mt. Vesuvius, Almalfi Drive and Naples. The ride to Naples was the only drive I remember seeing
country houses which were very simple. Not sure
if there were any crops. (?) (I am used to the huge fields here in the states.) Did see vines in
Naples, a whole hillside or mountainside across from the hotel! What crops does Italy have?
Is meat grown locally or imported, I do not
remember that one? Rome was a very romantic city
for touring, but wish I could have met an actual
Italian family while there.

Rufus Windrow    Posted 07-21-2002 at 21:07:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well now, it appears as if you have ANOTHER one of the infamous "Merryweather Model B Soil Skimmers". And here old Fergus and I thought we had accounted for every one known to mankind on this planet. Just goes to show ya, when we were out takin' the Merryweather census, those Italian fellas were hidin' one away in some "barnello" (that's an Italian barn by the way) somewhere near Naples. If you really want to get some performance out of that rascal, try a mixture of fermented spaghetti and pineapple juice, it'll win every tractor pull between Florence and Ramona (wherever that is). You are one lucky fella let me tell ya.

Dennis    Posted 07-21-2002 at 10:41:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this for tractor information

DHunter    Posted 07-21-2002 at 08:08:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We've visited Italy several times and quite honestly I have given thought to moving there also. My wife is Sicilian Italian, two generations removed, so don't think she'd have a problem with it. We're planning a trip in September to Montefollonico in Tuscany and one question that you might be able to help me with is the availability of small farm house type places with a small amount of acreage. Do you have an internet source for this type property? How did you happen to end up where you did? You can email me if you prefer because I'm sure these good people on this board might be bored with this type of exchange.

Hogman    Posted 07-21-2002 at 19:19:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

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