BeerandPasta YAY's Guestbook



12th April 2011

Welcome Home Jon and Mary!!
Home, i.e. the U S of A!! Hope Mary will be feeling better soon! Uncle Nate
From Blog: Paterno
11th April 2011

The Future?
So . . . after all the great cooking and eating, when are you two opening your own Italian restaurant? I'm assuming you'll hire others to do the clean-up though! Love all the great stories, the pics, the experiences . . . wonderful stuff you two!
From Blog: Paterno
25th March 2011

The Cold
Boy, could I ever relate in terms of not being able to stand it, thank goodness you were able to find another farm. That toilet situation was disgusting as well, glad you moved on, but you had some worth-while experiences there in terms of the work. Can't wait to hear more, LOVE, M/P
23rd March 2011

Hotel Santa Canterina
this place sounded blissful - u will definitely go back some day - but it's so funny i didn't sense that u were lacking/missing much at the farm but your description of the 'luxuries' here were the best, mary! i've soooo enjoyed reading the entire blog here - i now feel caught up and am so envious of all - except those burned ears jon - brutal!!
23rd March 2011

incredible pic
omg, that shadow kissing photo is the best - u must explain some day!!!
21st March 2011

Greetings!
Jon and Mary, I am so envious of you two........................the farm in Italy sounds wonderful - the location, the people, the food, etc!!! I meant to keep in touch with you, but work and life get in my way. Anyway, glad to hear you're doing well, and look forward to reading more about your adventure. I think of you often, even if I don't write............... Have fun, Love, Noreen
From Blog: Pirapora
21st March 2011

It Can't Get Any Better Than This!
As usual, it's cruel and unusual punishment to read your blogs, the FOOD!! I just about cried when I read about that beautiful hotel being full up, but as you say, you just HAVE to go back someday. Carnevale was amazing with your descriptions of the floats--no wonder people come from far and wide! Thank you so much Mary, I loved how Jon defended your "honor" by protecting you with shots of silly string, VERY funny! LOVE, P/M
21st March 2011

Sounds like a blast. A weekend to remember.
15th March 2011

Wow
Let's see - exploding jam and jam jars, burning & blistering ears, and axes to cut down trees with. Sounds like you're having a blast! Actually, I AM jealous!
15th March 2011

mainly a good blog, except .....
Jon - what is this b.s. about waning moons and dryness of trees for pruning!!!??? Sounds pretty sappy to me! 2 times per year??? the moon waxes and wanes more than 12 times in a year!!! But I am sure it makes a lot of sense to you!!!??? See if you can run a better explanation by me than that one! The rest of it was good and fun to read! Glad to know that you are learning some useful professions. When you come back to VT you can do wom canning of things here!!! Seriously! Dad
14th March 2011

Me Again!?
My mouth just waters every time you guys write! That Lauren sure was lucky that she wasn't badly hurt, incredible. That story about the moon cycles and cutting down trees was interesting, you learn something new every day. Jon, I'm glad you figured out what was going on with your ears and got it sorted out. Enjoy Carnevale and Sicily, can't wait to hear all about it! Love to you 2, M/P
13th March 2011

Just got caught up
Jon and Mary, I've enjoyed the photos and accounts of working on the farm. You're headed for another farm in Sicily? I'll look forward to your next update. Chris and I were "farming" our front yard yesterday of all the sticks and limbs that came down over the winters snows, only the big snowbanks left.
10th March 2011
The woodstove in our room that Jon has to light every night

I have that!
That stove is just like mine at my apartment. Only yours works...
5th March 2011

:)
It must be hard to leave this absolutely beautiful place, although Sicily will definitely be a consolation. Write more, when you have a chance, about all your activities and the gorgeous food, so we can have fun salivating!! LOVE to you both
27th February 2011

Re: Pirapora
You've given us a good picture of what wwoofing is all about, THANK YOU! What beautiful surroundings, and such friendly people, just like those we met in Rome years ago. Jill appears to have been just as good a tour guide in Rome for you as she was in the Boston MFA for us a few weeks back. Love to you both, G & G (Barb & Hugh)
21st February 2011
Finn!

aw he's so big!
From Blog: Pictures
21st February 2011
Circus Maximus

woahh i just got a flashback to latin with mr wilkes! i'll have to show him these pictures when i visit
From Blog: Pictures
20th February 2011
Mary and Jons Pictures 267

you look so pretty!!
From Blog: Pictures
20th February 2011

Amazin'
Very cool you two. Mouth watering and envy while reading. Somehow having lunch at Maggiano's isn't quite the authentic Italian experience after reading the blog. But is it time to change the name to wine and pasta?
From Blog: Pirapora
20th February 2011

Fantastic
Those photos made me SO homesick for Rome! Finn sure IS darling! Thank you guys so much, truckloads of love, (as Paula used to say) Mom/Pam
From Blog: Pictures
15th February 2011

:)
Again, you had my mouth watering! This place sounds absolutely gorgeous and it's so neat that you're meeting such great people. Thanks so much for this, we'll enjoy anything more you come up with, LOVE to you both, P/M
From Blog: Pirapora
15th February 2011

What a place. Absorb it all and these memories will stay with you forever. Enjoy.
From Blog: Pirapora
11th February 2011

:)
i forgot about your blog and ran into it on your FB page as i was about to give you a shout jon. sounds like you two are up to no good and having a blast. don't show off those italian cooking skills too much or i will expect to be fed when u return :D are you farming yet????? lol i have the funniest images in my head of you farming over there! right... off to jamaica tomorrow mon. peace!!!
From Blog: Roman Cooking
11th February 2011

Foodies!
Glad to see pasta finally making it into the "Beer and Pasta" blog. My mouth's watering.
From Blog: Roman Cooking
10th February 2011

Food
You guys are a riot! I love your enthusiasm for the food prep and isn't it great that the age-old traditions of local farmers' markets are popular here at home too! Vermont is very much in the forefront of that, happily. Love, P/M
From Blog: Roman Cooking

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