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Firewood for the winter – precision tractor driving

Firewood for the winter – precision tractor driving

just a few centimetres to spare on  either side.

One of the positive effects of living in a medieval walled city with steep and narrow streets between the houses is of course very little traffic. One of the negative effects of living in a medieval walled city with steep and narrow streets between the houses is of course, sometimes moving things around becomes somewhat difficult. […]

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2 minutes of slow life in Barga Vecchia

music by the Aristodemo's

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Autumn ploughing in Barga

Autumn ploughing in Barga

First snow of the upcoming winter season on the mountains around Barga with the sound of tractors preparing the ground

A plough (UK) or plow is a tool or farm implement used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting to loosen or turn the soil. Ploughs were traditionally drawn by working animals such as oxen and horses, but in modern times are mostly drawn by tractors. A plough […]

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Hot weather – time to think about the winter ?

Hot weather – time to think about the winter ?

some smart manoeuvring with just millimetres to spare

So it has been a very long hot summer with temperatures in the high 30’s for most of July and August, with high humidity making it feel hot and sticky and rain only putting in an brief appearance just twice in those two months. Today was the kind of day that makes you think about […]

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Festa della Trebbiatura 2017

Festa della Trebbiatura 2017

threshing machine in action in San Pietro in Campo

The Committee at San Pietro in Campo have outdone themselves once again this year with the Festa della Trebbiatura 2017. This morning was the tractor parade through the streets of Barga (article here) This afternoon it was the turn of San Pietro in Camp to show what they could do with their  long running Festa della Trebbiatura […]

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Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

large crowds in Barga this morning to watch the parade of tractors for the 12th Annual steam powered grain threshing festival

The streets of Barga Giardino were alive this morning with the sound of tractors – many tractors – in fact they were in a long line stretching right through Giardino, past the cinema and down to the road as far as you could see. The annual agricultural machinery parade was progress and it brought out […]

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Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

large crowds in Barga this morning to watch the parade of tractors for the 11th Annual steam powered grain threshing festival

The streets of Barga Giardino were alive this morning with the sound of tractors – many tractors – in fact they were in a long line stretching right through Giardino, past the cinema and down to the road as far as you could see. The annual agricultural machinery parade was progress and it brought out […]

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The Autumn is here – time to stack the wood

The Autumn is here – time to stack the wood

some smart manoeuvring with just millimetres to spare

The leaves are starting to change, the clocks have gone back and the nights are definitely drawing in so maybe its time to start thinking about the coming winter? According to many sources on the internet, we are in for an exceptionally cold winter so its time to get the wood in. A combination of […]

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Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

Annual tractor parade for the trebbiatura festival

large crowds in Barga this morning to watch the parade of tractors for the 10th Annual steam powered grain threshing festival

The streets of Barga Giardino were alive this morning with the sound of tractors – many tractors – in fact they were in a long line stretching right through Giardino, past the cinema and down to the road as far as you could see. The annual agricultural machinery parade was progress and it brought out […]

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Preparing the wood for the winter

Preparing the wood for the winter

some smart manoeuvring with just millimetres to spare

The leaves are starting to change, the clocks have gone back and the nights are definitely drawing in so maybe its time to start thinking about the coming winter? According to many sources on the internet, we are in for an exceptionally cold winter so its time to get the wood in. A combination of […]

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Tutti pazzi per i Landini

Una settimana sotto il segno dei motori e dei trattori Landini. Si chiuderanno sabato sera i festeggiamenti per i 130 anni del mitico marchio italiano che per cinque giorni hanno animato la tenuta del Ciocco.

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Filecchio, vecchi mestieri e stornelli per chiudere la Sagra

Filecchio, vecchi mestieri e stornelli per chiudere la Sagra

Chiusura all’insegna degli antichi mestieri per la sagra della polenta e uccelli che ha concluso l‘edizione 2012 – la numero 44 – con la rievocazione della sgranatura del granturco otto file e coltivato nei campi di Filecchio, ovviamente. Per scoprire come la polenta arriva nei piatti e per tramandare quelle che un tempo erano attività […]