May
07
2009
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The Land

The soil around Ostuni is incredible. Rich in iron the red earth grows all manner of things both wild and cultivated. I asked the children to go around the land and find as many things to eat as possible and this was what they brought back.

Figs
Pears
Apple-grenades
Figi di India ( Prickly Pears )
Almonds
Plums
Nespola
Olives

Wild:
Grapes
Asparagus
Rocket
Rosemary
Parsley
Fennel bulbs

This year there has been a fair bit of rain in the winter so I wonder what effect it will have on the land and that which grows on it. I heard reports that the grass was 50cm high at Easter, so who knows?

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