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…

I Can Barley Contain Myself

Spring has been in full swing in Sicily. The fields are green and fertile with crops like this barley (or orzo in Italian and Sicilian), photographed by our friend and guide north of Agrigento, Val di kam, yesterday. When I saw it, it took my breath away. I want to run through the fields!

Sowing is Sacred

November is a month dedicated to sowing wheat seeds. For agricultural communities like those in the center of Sicily, the work done now determines a successful crop later–and sustenance for the next year (This photo was taken in June, after the harvest.).