That Goat With Spiral Horns In Sicily

Distinguished by their spiral, tall horns and long hair, this rare breed of goat, called capra girgentana, is valuable for its milk that possesses an equal amount of fat to protein. The name girgentana recalls the old Sicilian name of the city of Agrigento, Girgenti.  During the mid-twentieth century, throughout southwestern Sicily, girgentana goats numbered…

In Ragusa It’s Like Spring

Somewhere in Ragusa Province… Where I am in now the northeastern United States, it’s fall right now, and everything is turning towards its winter mode. By contrast, in southeastern Sicily, it’s like spring. After the dry days of summer and June and July’s wheat harvest, this time of year the fields are starting to regenerate…

Sacred Sicily And Lago Di Pergusa

We’re halfway through autumn in the northern hemisphere. Persephone has made her way to the underworld to join her husband Pluto (AKA Hades) to continue her work as Queen of the Underworld. Meanwhile, Demeter, Persephone’s mother, is turning inward and the earth slowly begins its winter cycle. Pictured is Lago di Pergusa, or Pergusa Lake,…